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The Big, Bad Book of Beasts: The World's Most Curious Creatures by Michael Largo

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.

  • Paperback
  • Ideal for readers of all ages
  • From A to Z - aardvark to zooplankton
  • Includes 289 illustrations
  • 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 9"H x 7"W

ISBN: 9780062087454

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