This is a must-have resource of world thought and fable - the innovative format - with timelines, sidebars, and self-contained interactive spreads gives readers a variety of entry points depending on their interest level. With enhanced resources including numbered picture references that match each image with its historical era as discussed in the text, and cross references to related topics at the bottom of the page. Conveniently sized yet large in scope, it reflects "National Geographic's" authority and credibility in the category of world culture and peoples. Those fascinated by mythology will find this illustrated world survey richly satisfying. Accessible, absorbing, and affordable, it will delight casual browsers and mythology buffs alike.