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Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons by…

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (2003)

by Dugald Steer

Other authors: Helen Ward (Illustrator)

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This series is wonderful, I remember flipping through it with my little cousins, they were in owe when they touched "The Dragon Skin". It's cute to see how much they believed in mythical creatures. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
Grabbed it from a secondhand store. Fun book. Great drawings of dragons. ( )
  Greymowser | Jan 23, 2016 |
Re-reads will tell me whether I can use these books as references for any dragon novels I may (will) end up writing eventually. Either way, they're fun, beautiful and sometimes all you need is whimsy. ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
This is a really fun book. There are jewels on the cover and "dragon scales". Not a good choice for a library as there are lots of things that pull out. Still, it will be fun while it lasts! ( )
  Tina_Ervin | Jun 21, 2014 |
For anyone interested in writing about or drawing dragons, it proves invaluable, with it's wealth of high-quality artwork and descriptions on the creatures. For fleshing out your idea of dragons for your fantasy art or novels, it's perfect, and anyone with artistic sense will adorable the effort put into the illustrations.

For those looking for some absorbing fiction, though, it will only disappoint - as much as it pretends to be serious, it falls flat on it's face with cheap props - shiny paper and glitter make up most of the 'proof' of dragons existing.

What makes it worse is that "Dragonology" still stands as one of the higher-quality and more convincing of the 'Ologies'.

So if you're looking for something thought-provoking, or, for the odder among you - 'proof' - then it will sorely disappoint.

But if you're willing to let go of the resentment at that, or if you just read it for the fun of it, it's great. An interesting, interactive book that young children would adore.

A job well done, really. ( )
  EMaree | Feb 11, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dugald Steerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Drake, Dr. Ernestmain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, HelenIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, WayneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Breck, Aslak(KÄÄnt.)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carrel, Douglassecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
de Bakker, PietTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Drake, Earnestsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Forsey, ChrisCover Lineworksecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacobsen, Leifsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kinnunen, Noora(KÄÄnt.)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pingault, EmmanuelleIllustrationssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ta, Nghiemsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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No doubt but there is none beeste comparable to the mightie dragon in awesome power and majestie, and few so worthie of the diligent studies of wise men.
—Gildas Magnus, Ars Draconis, 1465
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763623296, Hardcover)

For true believers only, a lavishly illustrated reproduction of a legendary volume by the world’s most distinguished dragonologist. Don’t let it fall into the wrong hands!

Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. Here are just a few of DRAGONOLOGY'S fascinating features:

— Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin
— Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist)
— Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell
— Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems

In his afterword, Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve the magnificent creatures of their study wherever possible - a goal this tongue-in-cheek volume most affectionately achieves. An incomparable gift for secret dragonologists everywhere!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:07 -0400)

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This magical volume presents the long-lost research of 19th-century dragonologist Drake. Full color.

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