Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places: The Life and Legends of Ancient Sites Around the World

Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places The Life and Legends of Ancient Sites Around the World A guided tour of some of the world s most interesting places the forgotten cities vast temples and enigmatic monuments that have piqued curiosities and fired imaginations for centuries Full color il

  • Title: Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places: The Life and Legends of Ancient Sites Around the World
  • Author: Robert Ingpen Philip Wilkinson Michael Downey
  • ISBN: 9780670827947
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A guided tour of some of the world s most interesting places the forgotten cities, vast temples, and enigmatic monuments that have piqued curiosities and fired imaginations for centuries Full color illustrations.

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  • Robert Ingpen Philip Wilkinson Michael Downey

    Robert Roger Ingpen AM born 13 October 1936 is an Australian graphic designer, illustrator, and author He received the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration in 1986, recognizing his lasting contribution to children s literature.Ingpen was born in Geelong Australia and attended Geelong College to 1957 He graduated with a Diploma of Graphic Art from RMIT where he studied with Harold Freedman.In 1958, Ingpen was appointed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation CSIRO as an artist to interpret and communicate the results of scientific research From 1968 Ingpen worked as a freelance designer, illustrator and author He was also a member of a United Nations team in Mexico and Peru until 1975, where he designed pamphlets on fisheries and was involved in a number of Australian conservation and environmental projects He left the CSIRO to work full time as a freelance writer in 1968 Ingpen s interest in conservation issues continued, and he was one of the founding members of the Australian Conservation Foundation.Ingpen has written and or illustrated than 100 published books These include children s picture books and fictional stories for all ages His nonfiction books mostly relate to history, conservation, environment and health issues He is a frequent collaborator with author and editor Michael Page.Ingpen has designed many postage stamps for Australia Ingpen designed the flag and coat of arms for the Northern Territory Ingpen has created a number of public murals in Geelong, Melbourne, Canberra and the Gold Coast in Queensland He also has designed bronze statues, which include the Poppykettle Fountain in Geelong s Steam Packet Gardens currently dry due to drought restrictions and the bronze doors to the Melbourne Cricket Club His most recent work is the design and working drawings for a tapestry, which was woven by The Victorian Tapestry Workshop, to celebrate the 150 years of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.In 1982 Ingpen designed the Dromkeen Medal for the Governors of the Courtney Oldmeadow Children s Literature Foundation This medal is awarded annually to Australians in recognition of contributions to children s literature He was awarded the medal in 1989 for his own work in the field.Ingpen was illustrator for the centenary editions of J.M Barrie s Peter Pan and Wendy and Kenneth Grahame s The Wind in the Willows for which he bases characterisations on contemporary figures and personalities.In 2007 Ingpen illustrated a picture book by Liz Lofthouse called Ziba Came on a Boat, which was nominated for many Australian awards including the Australian Children s Book Council Awards and the Western Australian Premier s Book Awards.

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  • Ok I have an admission to make - I picked up this book from a charity shop on the grounds that it is published by Dragons world and is illustrated by Robert Ingpen. I have been collecting Paper tiger books (and their sister publications) for some time and I am still finding new and fascinating titles which I have never heard of - this being one of them. I must admit that even though it is based on scholarly fact (correct at the time of publishing - and backed with further reading and source refe [...]


  • I didn't expect this book to be much more than a fun coffee-table style book. I picked it up because I saw that it was illustrated by Robert Ingpen, and I loved Ingpen's illustrations of The Wind in the Willows. I was pleasantly surprised to find the book very informative, and of course the subject matter is right up my alley. Ingpen's reconstructions of historical sites based on archaeological evidence are simply fantastic. It had a good bibliography in the back as well.


  • Fairly well-written but somewhat disappointing in its depth and coverage of the legends mentioned in the title. The book is arranged logically and contains multiple illustrations for each "city." I felt that that actual photos of items and perhaps labelled maps/sketches might have been more helpful than some of the drawings. I had hoped for more legends and tales relating to the locations. What was in the book was enjoyable but I felt the title was misleading.


  • (Whoops, we didn't actually read the Spanish edition. I don't know why they don't have the English edition available)Really fascinating information about history and archeology. There were several of these locations that I had never heard of before. There are corners of history that we know a lot less about and that don't get included in history books because there wasn't a written record, but the archeological evidence just goes on and on. There are things we could study forever and still never [...]



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