HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Check out the Pride Celebration Treasure Hunt!
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Mythical Monsters: Introduction by Loren…
Loading...

Mythical Monsters: Introduction by Loren Coleman (edition 2008)

by Charles Gould

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
1021177,221 (3.57)None
Member:cosimobooks
Title:Mythical Monsters: Introduction by Loren Coleman
Authors:Charles Gould
Info:Cosimo Classics (2008), Paperback, 424 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work details

Mythical Monsters by Charles Gould

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Book begins with the idea that tales of mythical monsters must have a basis in truth, because those non-english heathens can't possibly have more imagination than an englishman.

The book goes downhill from there. ( )
  tanifa | Jun 29, 2006 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
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.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486424170, Paperback)

A geologist from the age of Darwin examines the fossil records and myths from civilizations throughout the world to illustrate the origins of legendary monsters, showing how extinct creatures such as the woolly rhinoceros might be construed as a unicorn and flying reptiles interpreted as dragons. 93 black-and-white illustrations.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:36 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

Did dragons actually wing their way across our planet? Did unicorns roam the earth? A geologist from the age of Darwin makes a case for a factual basis for these and other legendary monsters. Drawing upon sources from primitive cave paintings to eyewitness accounts, the author examines the fossil record to show how a woolly rhinoceros might be construed as a unicorn and flying reptiles interpreted as dragons. Examples of common myths from civilizations throughout the world bolster his arguments for the origins of specific monsters and his suggestions as to their true natures. Numerous illustrations, both scientific and artistic, enhance the fascinating text. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1886 edition. 93 black-and-white illustrations.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.57)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5 2
3 1
3.5
4 3
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,461,051 books! | Top bar: Always visible