Fabulous and Monstrous Beasts

Fabulous and Monstrous Beasts

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Combining fantastic illustrations, photographs, hard facts, plus amazing monster myths and stories, this title is both an exciting read and an extensive reference source. Global in its scope, this book investigates creatures of the land, sea and air - from classical mythology, legend and folklore, as well as amazing monster sightings from modern times.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 240 x 306 x 12mm | 680.39g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753417006
  • 9780753417003
  • 1,831,706

Table of contents

4 CREATURES OF THE AIR (introduction); 6 Dragons; 8 Magical horses; 10 Immortal birds; 12 Giant birds; 14 Harpies and gorgons; 16 Vampires; 18 CREATURES OF THE LAND (introduction); 20 Unicorns; 22 The Chimera; 24 Scales and feathers; 26 Serpents and salamanders; 28 Hooves and horns; 30 The mysterious sphinx; 32 Goblins, hobgoblins and fairies; 34 Bigfoot and yetis; 36 Giants and shape-shifters; 38 Werewolves; 40 Guardians of the underworld; 42 CREATURES OF THE WATER (introduction); 44 Mermaids and sirens; 46 Sea serpents; 48 Monsters of the deep; 50 Lake monsters; 52 Water horses; 54 Dangerous spirits; 56 Folklore of today (reference); 58 Real-life dragons and monsters (reference); 60 Glossary; 62 Index; 64 Acknowledgements.
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About Belinda Weber

Belinda Weber is an author and editor who has written many children's books on natural history, science, history and geography, including including The Kingfisher Children's Atlas and The Best Book of Night-time Animals. She has a lifelong interest in wildlife and previously directed the Adopt an Animal fundraising program for the Zoological Society of London.
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