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PREFACE I should like to make clear , at the very beginning of this book , just
exactly what I mean by ' magic ' in the title . I do not mean the magic of the
anthropologist , a form of pseudoscience used to claim control of events by witch
- doctors ...
This difference in world - view lies at the heart of many of the problems we will
have in dealing with the natural history of the magic animals later in this book . To
a shaman a species of bat may be a blood - sucking monster ; to the scientist ...
What special magic can have been intended by this monster ? We do not know .
Already in the very dawn of human history and human art , a fabulous animal
shuffles onto the scene . In the case of Lascaux , we can only guess at the origin
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
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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