The Impossible Zoo : An Encyclopedia of Fabulous Beasts and Mythical Monsters Paperback
by Leo Ruickbie
'Leo Ruickbie's impeccably-written The Impossible Zoo is a menagerie like no other, as its exotic inhabitants are fabulous in every sense of the word.
So for anyone who has ever wished that dragons and unicorns were real, for anyone who believes that they are, and for anyone who peruses bestiaries with unbridled joy, this magical, mystical, and truly memorable book is definitely for you - and for me!'Dr Karl Shuker, author of A Manifestation of MonstersHERE BE DRAGONS!Here you will find the things that once made the woods wild and the nights to be feared; that made ancient map-makers write, 'Here be Dragons'.The Impossible Zoo is a biology of the supernatural - a study of the life of things that never lived.
This world of mermaids and unicorns, now confined to fantasy, but once believed to exist, is a world of the imagination that still affects us today.Wonderfully illustrated throughout, it also provides sources as a guide to further study and exploration.'For anyone who has ever wished that dragons and unicorns were real, this magical, mystical and truly memorable book is definitely for you - and for me!'Dr Karl Shuker, author of A Manifestation of Monsters'Ruickbie's level of scholarship is impressive and he presents his conclusions with great literary skill in readable and attractive prose.
The results are truly fascinating. Very highly recommended.'Revd Lionel Fanthorpe, FRSA, author and President of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, b&w integrated illus
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 08/09/2016
- Category: Reference works
- ISBN: 9781472136442