Dragons, Unicorns, and Sea Serpents: A Classic Study of the Evidence for Their Existence
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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LIST OP ACTHORS CITED
CHAPTER H EXTINCTION OP SPECIES
ANTIQCITY or MAN
THE DELCGE NOT A MYTH
ON THE TRANSLATION OP MYTHS EETWEEN
CHAPTER VXTHE DRAGON
THE CHINESE DRAGON
CHAPTER TOI THE JAPANESE DRAGON
CHAPTER XLTHE CHINESE PHCZNII
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American ancient animal antiquity appearance Asia beast believe birds boat body bones Book Book of Wonders called Captain cave chap China Chinese classic coast coils colour contained creature cubits Deluge deposits described discovery dragon dynasty E. A. Wallis Budge early Edrisi elephant Emperor Eocene existence extinct fable feet in length feet long fish flying Fung geological gigantic H. A. Guerber Han dynasty head Herodotus hippopotamus horn horse Iguanodon illustrations Indian inhabitants island Kiao King legends miles Ming dynasty Miocene monster mountain mouth myth Natural History neck North Norway observed ocean Palaeolithic passage period Pliny Pliocene present day probably quoting rain records reference remains remarkable reptiles resembling rhinoceros river says sea-serpent seen serpent Shan ship snake species story Strabo supposed surface tail thousand tion tradition translation trees unicorn vessel Voyages whale winged Wonders by Land