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

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2002 - Nature - 407 pages
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. Read full review

Contents

INTRoduction
1
List of AUTHoRs crtED
29
ON some REMARKABLE ANIMAL ForMs
35
ExTINCTIon of SPECIEs
43
ANTIQUITY of MAN
78
THE DELUGE Not A MyTH
101
CHAPTER W ON THE TRANSLATION of MyThis BETween
137
CHAPTER WI THE DRAgoN
159
CHAPTER WII THE CHINEs E DRAGON
212
The JAPANESE DRAgon
248
THE SEASERPENT
260
THE UNIcoeN
338
THE CHINEs E PHOENIX
366
APPENDICEs
375
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