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... been an ambiguous one ; changing through history from awe to fear to
contempt , until today , when the need to cherish and protect whatever remains of
the natural world has brought a return of a sense of wonder at the mystery of
A frieze showing the Battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths decorated the Parthenon
in Athens ; what remains of it is now safely installed in the British Museum . The
king of the centaurs , a wild and unruly lot , was the wise and civilised Cheiron .
All his descriptions of the Boojum were quite unimaginable , and he wanted the
creature to remain so . ... I hope that some future Darwin , in a new Beagle , will
find the beast , or its remains ; if he does , I know he will confirm my drawing .
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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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