Mythical Monsters

Mythical Monsters

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by Charles Gould
     
 

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• This volume is lavishly illustrated with images of the mythological (and not so mytholgical) creatures described the book. Another classic work brought to new life by Absolutely Amazing Ebooks

Dragons, unicorns, centaurs -- mythological monsters all, the stuff of legends and fanciful storytelling. Right? But what if there was a basis to many of these

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• This volume is lavishly illustrated with images of the mythological (and not so mytholgical) creatures described the book. Another classic work brought to new life by Absolutely Amazing Ebooks

Dragons, unicorns, centaurs -- mythological monsters all, the stuff of legends and fanciful storytelling. Right? But what if there was a basis to many of these creatures, a reason for belief in dragons and such. Charles Gould approaches the subject as if it were everyday Natural History. He explores the historical context, the ancient manuscripts, the evolutionary evidence, the tales that have been handed down, and the little known facts. You'll enjoy Gould's theories and postulations, whether you agree with Gould or not. And you'll certain find all the illustrations, photographs, and diagrams fascinating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605204062
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

The Author has to express his great obligations to many gentlemen who have assisted him in the preparation of this volume, either by affording access to their libraries, or by furnishing or revising translations from the Chinese, etc.; and he must especially tender his thanks to J. Haas, Esq., the Austro-Hungarian Vice-Consul at Shanghai, to Mr. Thomas Kingsmill and the Rev. W. Holt of Shanghai, to Mr. Falconer of Hong-Kong, and to Dr. N. B. Dennys of Singapore.
For the sake of uniformity, the author has endeavored to reduce all the Romanized representations of Chinese sounds to the system adopted by S. W. Williams, whose invaluable dictionary is the most available one for students. No alteration, however, has been made when quotations from eminent sinologues like Legge have been inserted.

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Mythical Monsters 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-Mythril's Revenge- <br> Final Destination&bull; Prologue <p> The wind whistled with it's bitterness hate, the thunder rumbling lowly in the dulled sky. Lightning crackled acrlss the black clouds, it's startling stark electricity pulsing through the darkness. <br> The soft crys of a child could be heard, and the hootingly angry yowls of parents at war. There I watched, hiding myself in the darkest corner of the room, feeling hot tears streak against my face. <br> "Then maybe She should be sent away! She'd be better in a fr<_>eaking Asylum!" I flinched, harsh words undertoning my Fathers' deft remarkings. I could hear my Mothers' pained filled wails, and heard her angered yelps as she retorted my Father. <br> Simmon, only a month in age, cried loudly, his wails high-pitched and ear-shattering. I could feel the heat of anger pulsing from my Father, as he abruptly whirled on Simmon. <br> He was going to kill my Brother! I thought, holding back a cry of hatred. All I could see now were the uprising shadows of my Father, as he lifted a knife high. I closed my eyes, when a sickening thud made me jump in my terror. <br> Scarlet red blood stained along the hardwood flooring, and my Father had vanished into the drumming of the storm. All that was left was my Mothers' corpse, and maybe my Brothers'. A small cry alerted me, and I admit, I felt a strong sense of happiness, as I reached out, and pulled Simmon to me. <br> I stared blankly at my Mothers' limp body, my orbitals burning with killing anger, and I remember swearing revenge on my Father..I'm Mythril Adams, and this is my story, my story, and my revenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Mythclan!!! We are a clan of magical cats!!! We do not rp res. 2-3. We have much room and need members!!! Leader: Wingstar Deputy: None Warriors: None Med. Cat: Berrymist Queens:Silvermoon Kits: Butterflykit, Pegikit, Unikit, Jaykit Apprentices: None Please fill in the spots with none in them. Thanks!!!
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Good book
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Susan Granquist More than 1 year ago
Despite Google'ss assurance that this is an exact replica with no strange OCR errors it is almost impossible to read because of them..
Michele Marquez More than 1 year ago
i loved it
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