Applesauce Press Discovering Dragons: The Ultimate Guide to the Creatures of Legend
Applesauce Press Discovering Dragons: The Ultimate Guide to the Creatures of Legend

Discovering Dragons: The Ultimate Guide to the Creatures of Legend

By Kelly Gauthier


Publication Date: July 18, 2023

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Uncover an exciting and magical world where dragons exist with Discovering Dragons, compiled by a well-respected dracologist and an authority on archaedracology.From frigid poles to the blazing equator, from down deep in the underworld to the stormiest seas and beyond, dragons inhabit every habitat and niche available. They display mind-bending diversity; some breathe fire and some haunt the skies. Some have even developed complex language, communicating through a series of sounds and color pulses in their skin. Read through the life’s work of a dracologist and learn the biology and cultural significance of dragons. From the dragons that battled with the Knights of the Round Table to those that grappled with Greek gods, you will become an expert in dragon lore across Europe, China, Central America, and elsewhere around the world.Inside you’ll find:Marine dragons, ice dragons, arboreal dragons, burrowing dragons, volcanic lava swimmers, aerial dragons, desert dragons, and moreDragon biology, including how to distinguish between wyverns, amphitheres, wyrms, drakes, dragons proper, faes, cockatrices, lindwurms, lung dragons, and salamandersDragon anatomy, including how the fire-generation organ system works, types of scales, feathers, quills, armor plating, horns, claws, teeth, and moreCool features and capabilities: did you know that some dragons possess sound-dampening wings? Or that others are able to mimic colors and patterns to better ambush prey?Diet, hunting behaviors, and how to avoid becoming a dragon’s next mealThe appearance and developmental stages of dragon eggsAnd much more!With stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Julius Csotonyi and a four-page gatefold poster, you’ll get an unparalleled look at these legendary creatures with Discovering Dragons. Just watch out for breathing fire!

About the Author

Kelly Gauthier is a Boston-based writer and editor. When she's not working, she can often be found on a boat, in the water, or sitting on the end of a dock reading a book. She is also the author of Discovering Reptiles, Discovering Whales, Discovering Planets and Moons, The Little Chunky Book of Dinosaurs, The Little Chunky Book of Sharks, and Discovering Tigers.Dr. Julius Csotonyi is one of the world's most high-profile and talented contemporary scientific illustrators. His considerable academic expertise informs his stunning, dynamic art. He has created life-sized dinosaur murals for the Royal Ontario Museum and for the?Children's Museum of Indianapolis, as well as most of the artwork for the exhibit "Deep Time" in the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He lives in Canada. His books include?Dinosaur World; Discovering Reptiles;?Discovering Sharks;?Discovering Bugs;?Discovering Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises;?Discovering Tigers, Lions, & Other Big Cats;?The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi;?Prehistoric Predators; Dino World; Shark World; and Bug World.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: Applesauce Press

ISBN: 9781646433773

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