Curious Creatures in Zoology

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Release Date: 1968
Number of pages: 214
Author: John Ashton
Publisher: JOHN C. NIMMO

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.


Imaginary Menagerie

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ISBN: 0152063250
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 32
Author: Julie Hofstrand Larios
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Imaginary Menagerie in PDF and EPUB A collection of poems that describe mythical creatures, including mermaids, firebirds, and the sphinx.


Curious Creatures

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ISBN: OCLC:746984500
Release Date: 2011
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Curious Creatures

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ISBN: 0425051560
Release Date: 1981-10
Number of pages: 275
Author: Reader's Digest Editors
Publisher: Berkley

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Curious Creatures of Canada Alberta phase

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ISBN: 9781460294574
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Number of pages: 68
Author: Andrew J. 'Estubar' Sawatzky
Publisher: FriesenPress

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.


Curious Creatures

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ISBN: 076090121X
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 16
Author: James Robert
Publisher: Curriculum Associates Incorporated

Download and read online Curious Creatures in PDF and EPUB Simple text and colourful photographs show the habitat and life of wolves.


Curious Creatures Down Under

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ISBN: 9780310410119
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Number of pages: 32
Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Zonderkidz

Download and read online Curious Creatures Down Under in PDF and EPUB These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under.Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat.Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus.Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker.Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral.Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus.Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics.Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics.Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.


Curious Creatures

Filename: curious-creatures.pdf
ISBN: 076090118X
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Number of pages: 16
Author: Curriculum Associates, Incorporated
Publisher: Curriculum Associates Incorporated

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Nature s Curious Creatures

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ISBN: 0831763175
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 120
Author: Bill Harris
Publisher: Gallery Books

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The Big Bad Book of Beasts

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ISBN: 9780062087461
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Number of pages: 464
Author: Michael Largo
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Big Bad Book of Beasts in PDF and EPUB The world's wildest collection of animal knowledge and lore! Lions, and tigers, and bears . . . and dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters. Oh my! For hundreds of years, the most popular books in the Western world next to the Bible were "bestiaries," fanciful encyclopedias collecting all of human knowledge and mythology about the animal kingdom. In these pages, eagles and elephants lived next to griffins and sea monsters. Now, in The Big, Bad Book of Beasts, award-winning author Michael Largo has updated the medieval bestsellers for the twenty-first century, illuminating little-known facts, astonishing secrets, and bizarre superstitions about the beasts that inhabit our world—and haunt our imaginations. You'll learn about the biggest bug ever, the smallest animal in the world, and the real creatures that inspired the fabled unicorns. You'll discover how birds learned to fly, why cats rub against your legs, and a thousand other facts that will make you look at nature in a wonderfully new way. Did you know? The fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon, which reaches speeds of over 200 miles per hours. Circus ringmaster P.T. Barnum fooled many when he displayed a "mermaid" carcass that was later proved to be monkey bones sewed together with the body of a fish. Discovered in a remote volcanic crater in New Guinea, the Bosavi wolly rat grows to the size of a cat. President Andrew Jackson bought an African gray parrot to keep his wife company. The bird outlived them both and was removed from Jackson's funeral for cussing in both English and Spanish. A to Z: From Aardvark to Zooplankton! For all ages! Includes 289 illustrations!


Curious Creatures

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ISBN: 0956719651
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Number of pages: 48
Author: Kevin Price
Publisher: Kama Pub

Download and read online Curious Creatures in PDF and EPUB Six silly stories for children with a taste for rhyming stories that bite Introducing the Curious Creatures: the Booger Fish—a creature with a wicked sense of humor; the Hungry Hippocrocopus—a dangerous and despicable creature; the Shrieking Hoolie Boolie Bird—a creature with an explosive surprise; the Incinerator Bee—a creature with more than a sting in its tail; the Chikimunki Marmoset—a practical joke loving creature; and the Velociraptor Worm—a creature from your worst nightmares. Are you curious? Then read on. The book features six gloriously silly creatures brought to life with vibrant illustrations.


curious creatures in zoology

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Curious Creatures

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ISBN: 0310731194
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Number of pages: 128
Author: Zondervan Publishing
Publisher: Zondervan

Download and read online Curious Creatures in PDF and EPUB Identifies animals that live in the rainforest, jungle, polar regions, and Australia, describes some of their unique characteristics, and explains how God made each animal special.


FIVE CURIOUS CREATURES

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ISBN: 9781493180158
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Number of pages: 24
Author: Rebecca Alisa Rolón
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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”.