Dragons, Unicorns, and Sea Serpents: A Classic Study of the Evidence for Their Existence

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Courier Corporation, 2002 M01 1 - 407 páginas
A geologist from the age of Darwin examines the fossil records and myths from civilizations throughout the world to illustrate the origins of legendary monsters, showing how extinct creatures such as the woolly rhinoceros might be construed as a unicorn and flying reptiles interpreted as dragons. 93 black-and-white illustrations.

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Book begins with the idea that tales of mythical monsters must have a basis in truth, because those non-english heathens can't possibly have more imagination than an englishman. The book goes downhill from there. Leer comentario completo

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INTRODUCTION
1
LIST OF AUTHORS CITED
29
ON SOME REMARKABLE ANIMAL FORMS
31
EXTINCTION OF SPECIES
42
ANTIQUITY OF MAN
78
THE DELUGE NOT a MYTH
101
ON THE TRANSLATION OF MYTHS BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW WORLD
137
THE DRAGON
159
THE CHINESE DRAGON
212
THE JAPANESE DRAGON
248
THE SEASERPENT
260
THE UNICORN
338
THE CHINESE PHENIX
366
APPENDICES
375
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