Zombies of the World- Ross Payton

Written By: Kellie - Nov• 14•11

Synopsis: Zombies menace humanity, yet we barely understand them. There are books that show you how to kill the undead but this is the first study to explain the importance of zombies to us. Zombies of the World reveals the undead to be a valuable part of our ecosystem and the key to new discoveries in medicine and technology.No other book covers these topics. Zombies of the World brilliantly documents that evolution has led to a wide variety of species.

Few outside the scientific community even realize that creatures like the Egyptian Mummy (Mortifera mumia aegyptus) are actually zombies. Some species are even harmless to humans. The Dancing Zombie (Mortifera immortalis choreographicus) only seeks to thrill humans with elaborate dance routines. Destroying the undead isn t always the answer. Even if we could annihilate all zombies, we would lose knowledge potentially vital to our own survival.

After decades of research, we have no idea why zombies never tire or stop. They possess an endless source of energy to shamble or (in some cases) sprint after us. Unlocking this mystery could benefit all humanity. Only Zombies of the World tackles this issue and many other paradoxes. -Goodreads

Review: I had been itching to read this book ever since it made it’s way onto my waiting list and believe me, I was not disappointed. This book, is fantastic. It will mostly appeal to those of us who enjoy all things zombie, but is a fantastic book overall as it manages to be both funny and wildly interesting the entire way through. Even if you aren’t a huge zombie fan yet (or even better, if you don’t know much about zombies at all), I recommend picking this one up just for the sheer entertainment value.
Like the synopsis said, there are all kinds of books out there that tell you horror stories about zombies, or how to kill them… Zombies of the World offers a much needed, new perspective. The chance to really begin to understand zombies. The book offers both some general zombie information and history, as well as break downs and physiology of the various types of zombies encountered by human kind over the years.
I cannot stress enough how highly I recommend this book. It is a great break away from the usual novels most of us read, and was a perfect mental vacation as I relaxed in the world of the undead. Ross Payton has done a stellar job, and I will be hanging on to this book for a long long time, because you just never know when you’re going to need a book about zombie. *looks around nervously*
If you do decide to pick this one up, I highly recommend the paperback over the ebook version. This book is well worth the price to have it in your hands, check out all of the beautiful (for pictures of zombies, anyway) pictures, and really jump in.
Stay tuned as later this week we will have an interview from Ross Payton about Zombies of the World, as well as a chance for you to win your own copy!


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