Download and read online Imaginary Menagerie in PDF and EPUB A collection of poems that describe mythical creatures, including mermaids, firebirds, and the sphinx.
Download and read online Curious Creatures in PDF and EPUB An enchanting adult coloring book from New York Times bestselling author Millie Marotta, whose books have sold more than five million copies worldwide! What awaits eager fans of Millie Marotta's magical art? In her fourth collection, the bestselling author of Animal Kingdom and Tropical World has created enchanting images of exotic flora and fauna to color in. Millie's engaging and intricately designed illustrations will beckon artists to make their mark on such creatures as an Amazonian royal flycatcher, macaroni penguin, mimic octopus, Tibetan fox, and golden pheasant, as well as a variety of plants, including rare orchids.
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Download and read online Curious Creatures of Canada Alberta phase in PDF and EPUB Curious Creatures of Canada (Alberta phase), is an illustrated and descriptive alphabetical listing. Though the creatures are imaginary, some resemble real counterparts, for example, the Relbaat and Wrungneck. The book concept, encouraged by friends, came primarily out of an interest in wordplay, geography and art. Combining the three was a stimulating and challenging task. Each illustration is accompanied by two side by side aquaria which serve as diversions and unifying factors.
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Download and read online Curious Creatures in Zoology in PDF and EPUB Curious Creatures in Zoology “TRAVELLERS see strange things,” more especially when their writing about, or delineation of, them is not put under the microscope of modern scientific examination. Our ancestors were content with what was given them, and being, as a rule, a stay-at-home race, they could not confute the stories they read in books. That age of faith must have had its comforts, for no man could deny the truth of what he was told. But now that modern travel has subdued the globe, and inquisitive strangers have poked their noses into every portion of the world, “the old order changeth, giving place to new,” and, gradually, the old stories are forgotten. It is to rescue some of them from the oblivion into which they were fast falling, that I have written, or compiled, this book. I say compiled it, for I am fonder of letting old authors tell their stories in their old-fashioned language, than to paraphrase it, and usurp the credit of their writings, as is too much the mode now-a-days. It is not given to every one to be able to consult the old Naturalists; and, besides, most of them are written in Latin, and to read them through is partly unprofitable work, as they copy so largely one from another. But, for the general reader, selections can be made, and, if assisted by accurate reproductions of the very quaint wood engravings, a book may be produced which, I venture to think, will not prove tiring, even to a superficial reader. Perhaps the greatest wonders of the creation, and the strangest forms of being, have been met with in the sea; and as people who only occasionally saw them were not draughtsmen, but had to describe the monsters they had seen on their return to land, their effigies came to be exceedingly marvellous, and unlike the originals. The Northern Ocean, especially, was their abode, and, among the Northern nations, tales of Kraken, Sea-Serpents, Whirlpools, Mermen, &c., &c., lingered long after they were received with doubt by other nations; but perhaps the most credulous times were the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when no travellers’ tales seem too gross for belief, as can well be seen in the extreme popularity, throughout all Europe, of the “Voyages and Travels of Sir John Maundeville,” who, though he may be a myth, and his so-called writings a compilation, yet that compilation represented the sum of knowledge, both of Geography, and Natural History, of countries not European, that was attainable in the first half of the fourteenth century. All the old Naturalists copied from one another, and thus compiled their writings. Pliny took from Aristotle, others quote Pliny, and so on; but it was reserved for the age of printing to render their writings available to the many, as well as to represent the creatures they describe by pictures (“the books of the unlearned”), which add so much piquancy to the text. Mine is not a learned disquisition. It is simply a collection of zoological curiosities, put together to suit the popular taste of to-day, and as such only should it be critically judged.
Download and read online Curious Creatures in PDF and EPUB Humorous poems take a look at unusual animals from around the world, including the echidna, vultures, the dart frog, and a bush pig.
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Download and read online FIVE CURIOUS CREATURES in PDF and EPUB Five Curious Creatures is Rebecca Rolon’s second book. A Story of a Family with five members; Mom, Tina, Teresa, Timmy and Tommy. Her first book was published on 2012; “A BOOK OF PRAYER TO GOD ABOVE” and her third book will be “THERE IS A LITTLE GIRL NAMED DAISY”.
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