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The Ultimate Dragon Field Guide: The Fantastical Explorer's Handbook

The Ultimate Dragon Field Guide: The Fantastical Explorer's Handbook

By: Kelly Gauthier , Julius Csotonyi
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Discover the magical world of the dragons of legend with this field guide—created as if a dracologist painted these illustrations and made these notes while out collecting research.

Pick up the journal of a fantastical explorer and discover the best dragons across the universe. Encounter dragons of all shapes and sizes and note observations on each species’ appearance, diet, hunting strategies, and more. Most importantly, learn how to avoid becoming a dragon’s next meal! This spectacular visual guide gets you up close and personal with these awesome creatures. 

This field guide features:

  • Detailed watercolor illustrations that will captivate young readers
  • Marine dragons, ice dragons, arboreal dragons, burrowing dragons, volcanic lava swimmers, aerial dragons, desert dragons, and more 
  • Dragon anatomy, including how the fire-generation organ system works, types of scales, feathers, quills, armor plating, horns, claws, teeth, and more 
  • Cool features and capabilities: did you know that some dragons possess sound-dampening wings? Or that others can mimic colors and patterns to better ambush prey?
  • Beautiful leather and foil packaging  

This informative book will introduce you to the creatures that have famously featured in tales around the world—from the Knights of the Round Table to the ancient Greek gods—and the wild and mysterious beasts you never knew existed. 

  • Contributor(s): Kelly Gauthier , Julius Csotonyi
  • About the Contributor(s): 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.

  • ISBN-13 9781646434442
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 96
  • Dimensions: 9.2(h) x 6.26(w) x 0.42(d) inches
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