January 16th, 2010

News: Seriously Cool Pop-Up Book

Note: I haven't actually seen this book in person, but if you go to the publisher's website here, they have a video that shows the pages of the book.  (Unfortunately, I don't see a way to directly link to the file, or to embed it, so you might have to do some clicking around.)  It's just stunning.  Makes the pop-up books from my childhood look like poo.


For all of recorded history, humans have sought to understand Earth’s mysteries in the realm of the divine -- and aspired to conduct themselves as heroes. Only gods, of course, could push the sun across the sky,forge entire continents, and impel mountains to touch the clouds. In this stunning volume, the incomparable team of Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda take us to Ra-Atum’s land in Ancient Egypt; above the Grecian clouds to Zeus’s Mount Olympus; up to Norse god Odin’s frozen north; to the Far East, where the Jade Emperor sits in the heavens; into the wilds of Oceania, where Pele’s volcanic rage simmers below the earth; and to many more lands and times, all rich with sacred myths and legends. The creators of the New York Times best-selling Encyclopedia Prehistorica series offer a mythic look at the mysteries of the past with an entire pantheon of remarkable pop-ups.