Dragons for Beginners: Ancient Creatures in a Modern World

Dragons for Beginners: Ancient Creatures in a Modern World

by Shawn MacKenzie


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Welcome to Dragon Country!

Here Dragonfire sears the grass and the wind dances with Dragon-song. Here you'll find true Dragons, real flesh-and-blood creatures that are as fiercely alive and majestic as they were thousands of years ago.

  • Learn about the three true species: Eastern, Western, and Feathered
  • Explore how Dragons evolved and the various types of pseudo-dragons
  • Study the science of Dragons: size, diet, temperament, habitat, and more
  • Discover how Dragons impact religion, art, literature, and occult studies
  • Find out how to safely interact with Dragons

This essential, comprehensive introduction to Dragons is filled with what everyone must know about these extraordinary creatures. Whether a casual dracophile or a dedicated Dragon keeper, come explore what Dragons have to teach us about the world and our-selves. Discover how, with care and devotion, you can help save them from extinction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738730455
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/08/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,118,202
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Shawn MacKenzie (North Bennington, VT) had her first dragon encounter at four years old, when she happened upon an a copy of The Dragon Green by J. Bissell-Thomas. A sci-fi/fantasy writer, she is an avid student of myth, religion, philosophy, and animals real, imaginary, large, and small.

Table of Contents


Introduction. Welcome to Dragon Country!

Part One. Dragon Basics: What They Are & Why We Need Them

Chapter I. Facts, Figures, and Defining Terms.

Chapter II. Oriental Dragons

Chapter III. Occidental Dragons

Chapter IV: Feathered Dragons

Chapter V. Pseudo-Dragons

Part Two: Dragons and Faith, Magic, and the Arts.

Chapter VI. Dragons in Religion and Philosophy.

Chapter VII. Dragons in Magic and Alchemy.

Chapter VIII. Dragons in Literature and the Arts.

Part Three: Living with Dragons.

Chapter IX. In the Wild.

Chapter X. In the Family.

Epilogue. Pondering the Unthinkable: A World Without Dragons.

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