Dragons and Unicorns: A Natural History

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Is it generally safe to walk by dragon weyrs on sunny days? Do dragons really lay golden eggs? Do dragon teeth have any medicinal value? And what about unicorns: Do some rare ones have two horns, and when aren't unicorns white? What is a unicorn "sneeze call," and what exactly is the best way to capture a unicorn, anyway?

Find the answers to these and other questions in this charming and carefully researched book that presents the first scientific look at two of the earth's most...

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Overview

Is it generally safe to walk by dragon weyrs on sunny days? Do dragons really lay golden eggs? Do dragon teeth have any medicinal value? And what about unicorns: Do some rare ones have two horns, and when aren't unicorns white? What is a unicorn "sneeze call," and what exactly is the best way to capture a unicorn, anyway?

Find the answers to these and other questions in this charming and carefully researched book that presents the first scientific look at two of the earth's most mysterious and elusive creatures. From the evolution and anatomy of dragons and unicorns to their own special skills (fire-breathing in dragons, reliable virgin detection in unicorns), this unique book of whimsical zoology, complete with drawings, will delight and enchant any modern reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312084998
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 889,454
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2003

    Very Interesting!

    This book kept me reading until I was finished. It answered many of my questions and I learned more about my favorite fantasy animals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2002

    The Scientific look on Dragons and Unicorns....

    This book is great. If you want to know more about dragons or unicorns, this is the book for you. From the eveloution of dragons to dragon children; from unicorn shades to the unicorn speices, ending with Lifetime:How Many You Saw Records, this a great book. I even did my 6th grade speech on it! Ever since I read this, I wanted to be a cryptozoologist. You will love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2001

    A Fantasy Lover's Dream-Come-True!!

    If you like unicorns or dragons, and have ever SERIOUSLY cosidered looking for one - or if you're just looking for a good book - then this is the book for you! It's written as a field guide,and is very convincing! It is extremely well-written, and I encourage all fantasy readers OR writers to read this book. A fine piece of work indeed...

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