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Curious Creatures in Zoology: Illustrated Legends & Myths from Around the World
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John Ashton
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Curious Creatures in Zoology: Illustrated Legends & Myths from Around the World

John Ashton


9780486823805

Dover


Myth & legend told as fiction;
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Paperback

384 pages

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Rather than a work of science, this richly illustrated volume offers fare for the imagination with its fascinatingly odd menagerie of creatures both real and imaginary. Victorian author John Ashton assembled historical accounts of everything from centaurs and unicorns to narwhals and wolves by authors such as Pliny, the ancient Roman naturalist, and Edward Topsell, a 17th century English clergyman. These credulous treatments provide abundant amusement for modern readers.

By:   John Ashton
Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780486823805
ISBN 10:   0486823806
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

English author and historian John Ashton (1834-1911) was born in London and lived in the great city all his life, spending countless hours in the British Museum researching the social and cultural lives of earlier generations. He produced his first book in 1882, and thereafter published a new book every year for more than 20 years.

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