The flight of dragons
Text, four-color illustrations, and line drawings recreate the dragons of ancient myth and legend, showing how they flew, breathed fire, mated, hatched their young, hoarded gold and precious stones, and defended themselves.
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acid ancestors Anne McCaffrey answer armour artist attack beast became become Beowulf birds blood body bone breathe fire C. S. Lewis calcium cave cavities chemical Chinese dragons creature cycle detail dinosaurs dragon comes DRAGON HOARD Dragon killed Dragon lived dragon-lore dragon-slaying enemy evolution evolved extinct fact Fafnir feet female fiery flame FLIGHT of DRAGONS flight-cavities flying animals fossil memories gaze gold gold-nesting Grendel's mother head helm of terror hero Hobbit Hreidmar huge human hydrogen J. R. R. Tolkien jewels Jordanus king knight lair Lambton Worm legend legs lift lighter-than-air lizard look male dragon mating-flight membrane metabolism monster mountains mythic nature old bull overleaf Peter Dickinson poet poison pool prey Regin rib-cage Roger Lancelyn Green Sigurd species spiked stare Stone Age story strange stranger survive talons tarn tend things Ursula Le Guin villagers vulnerable weight weightless wings Worm young dragon Yuan Kien