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So too did our own earliest ancestors . The first real men , Homo sapiens and
Homo neanderthalensis , were hunters , only a short way removed from the
animals they killed and ate . Even today , the primitive groups that remain in the
It would be romantic to think that the griffin of legend might be a garbled account
of some early flying reptile such as Pterodon , or early bird such as archaeopteryx
. Indeed the first specimen of that oldest bird was called ' the griffin lizard ' by ...
The myth appeared in the Hortus Sanitatis , one of the earliest of printed books .
The first pictures of the Barnacle Goose tree appear in the edition of 1491 . These
pictures later underwent their own evolution , adding a spurious authenticity to ...
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I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review
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