Monsterology (Ology Series)

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Monsterology (Ology Series)

Monsterology (Ology Series)

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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. The creatures and the information are a bit scattered throughout the book due to its scrapbook design, but that helps to make the book seem more "real".

Overall, Monsterology is fantastic and a must have for someone fascinated by mythology, monsters, and fantasy.

Ernest Drake was determined to bring the subject of dragons under the burgeoning umbrella of the nineteenth-century natural sciences. This was the book that first brought creatures of mythology into my life, and the descriptions and stories about said creatures were extraordinarily useful for bringing the illustrations to life. A companion to DRAGONOLOGY, MONSTEROLOGY is a study of the many supposedly mythical beasts that inhabit our world. Dugald Steer was born in 1965 and grew up in Surrey, where his love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol. Several jobs later Dugald began working at Templar Publishing, where he worked his way up to Senior Editor, writing and editing many books in house.

It has plenty of beautiful watercolor and ink illustrations and specimens for the reader to touch are attached on nearly every page. The conceit of the book is that it's a facsimile of one published in 1904 but - to my untrained eye at least - the illustrations of the fantastical beasts themselves do nothing to evoke the period. My only regret is that because of how many species there are and how short the book is, it couldn't go into greater detail about the races.It even included mythological creatures I hadn't heard of before, like the Nue, Japan's version of the chimera.



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  • EAN: 764486781913
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