Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WILD & WONDERFUL WORLD: History's Mysteries: Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles from the Past by Kitson Jazynka


ABOUT THE BOOK

Why were the Easter Island heads erected? What really happened to the Maya? Who stole the Irish Crown Jewels? The first book in this exciting new series will cover history's heavy-hitting, head-scratching mysteries, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Bermuda Triangle, the Oak Island Money Pit, Stonehenge, the Sphinx, the disappearance of entire civilizations, the dancing plague, the Voynich manuscript, and so many more. Chock-full of cool photos, fun facts, and spine-tingling mysteries.

REVIEW

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well-researched, and engagingly told account of a variety of mysteries.  There are 7 chapters and each chapter discusses several different mysteries related to that topic.  Topics include vanished civilizations, unexplained deaths and disappearances, creatures of myth and legend, freaky phenomena, mystifying monuments, and cryptic codes and lost languages.  Individual topics cover everything from the Mary Celeste, yetis, Anastasia, and Atlantis.  I found the information interesting and well-organized.  Each section is beautifully and attractively designed.  Each section gives a brief background, before providing additional details involving clues, and closing with various theories related to the described mystery.  This book makes for a great read cover to cover or some fun browsing. 

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