Creation Stories by Anthony Aveni audiobook

Creation Stories: Landscapes and the Human Imagination

By Anthony Aveni
Read by L. J. Ganser

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

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    ISBN: 9798200159437

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Runtime: 5.12 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An accessible exploration of how diverse cultures have explained humanity’s origins through narratives about the natural environment

Drawing from a vast array of creation myths—Babylonian, Greek, Aztec, Maya, Inca, Chinese, Hindu, Navajo, Polynesian, African, Norse, Inuit, and more—this concise book uncovers both the similarities and differences in our attempts to explain the universe.

Anthony Aveni, an award-winning author and professor of astronomy and anthropology, examines the ways various cultures around the world have attempted to explain our origins, and what roles the natural environment plays in shaping these narratives. The book also celebrates the audacity of the human imagination.

Whether the first humans emerged from a cave, as in the Inca myths, or from bamboo stems, as the Bantu people of Africa believed, or whether the universe is simply the result of Vishnu's cyclical inhales and exhales, each of these fascinating stories reflects a deeper understanding of the culture it arose from as well as its place in the larger human narrative.

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Editorial Reviews

Ganser makes sense of a range of answers to our search for meaning. His delivery brings a personal storytelling style to big-picture issues. AudioFile

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 5.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English