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The Resource Curious creatures in zoology : illustrated legends & myths from around the world, John Ashton

Curious creatures in zoology : illustrated legends & myths from around the world, John Ashton

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Curious creatures in zoology : illustrated legends & myths from around the world
Title
Curious creatures in zoology
Title remainder
illustrated legends & myths from around the world
Statement of responsibility
John Ashton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This richly illustrated volume offers a feast 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 seventeenth-century English clergyman. These credulous treatments provide abundant amusement for modern readers. The compilation ranges from the more familiar creatures such as dragons, griffins, and mermen to now-obscure beings: the lamia, the lamb-tree, the moon woman, and the circhos, to name a few. Some tales offer unusual takes on swans, bears, cats, and other ordinary animals. Since underwater exploration was impractical until the twentieth century, a particularly rich vein of folklore centers on sea creatures. Dating from approximately 1890, this fascinating volume is profusely illustrated with 130 images. A detailed index provides easy reference
Cataloging source
DLC
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1834-1911
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Ashton, John
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL89
LC item number
.A7 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Animals
  • Animals, Mythical
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Curious creatures in zoology : illustrated legends & myths from around the world, John Ashton
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Publication
Note
Reprint of: Curious creatures in zoology : with 130 illustrations throughout the text. New York : Cassell Publishing Company, 1890
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Dover edition.
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780486823805
Lccn
2018012590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3341856
  • (OCoLC)1029072583
  • (OCoLC)on1029072583
  • 3307326
  • 3341856
Label
Curious creatures in zoology : illustrated legends & myths from around the world, John Ashton
Publication
Note
Reprint of: Curious creatures in zoology : with 130 illustrations throughout the text. New York : Cassell Publishing Company, 1890
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Dover edition.
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780486823805
Lccn
2018012590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3341856
  • (OCoLC)1029072583
  • (OCoLC)on1029072583
  • 3307326
  • 3341856

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