The Natural History of Unicorns

Harper Collins, 08.09.2009 - 272 Seiten

“Lavers keeps his intellectual detective story passionate and suspenseful.”
— Washington Post Book World


From Biblical stories about virgins to adventures with Harry Potter, unicorns have enchanted people for millennia. In the endlessly fascinating The Natural History of Unicorns, author Chris Lavers ingeniously traces the legend of this mysterious creature to the real people, places, and animals that have influenced its story.

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Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

Lavers (Natural History/Univ. of Nottingham; Why Elephants Have Big Ears: Understanding Patterns of Life on Earth, 2001) ingeniously tracks the myth-making of the unicorn, a 2,500-year "windy road ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Unicorns exist ~~ on that let there be no doubt. For what is myth is bounded by reality. Myth hinges on reality; without myth stories would not circulate and fantasies would not exist. Oh yes unicorns ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2009)

Chris Lavers is senior lecturer in natural history in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham. He is the author of Why Elephants Have Big Ears, and he lives in Nottingham, England.

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