Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons

Author(s): Dugald Steer (ed.) & Helen Ward (ill.) & Douglas Carrel (ill.) & Wayne Anderson (ill.)

Folklore, Myths & Legends

Do you believe in dragons? Said to originate from the library of eminent Victorian dragonologist Ernest Drake, this book imparts to readers the secrets of the ancient science of dragonology, bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. It includes a host of novelties, such as old letters, magic dust, dragon scales, gems, spells in envelopes, booklets of riddles and a faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems.

In his afterword, Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve and protect the magnificent creatures of their study wherever possible - a goal this volume most affectionately achieves.

Product Information

Dugald Steer was born in 1965 and grew up in Surrey, where his love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol. Several jobs later Dugald began working at Templar Publishing, where he worked his way up to Senior Editor, writing and editing many books in house. He has written more than 100 books for Templar and, after going freelance to concentrate on writing, he authored the first seven books in their hugely successful 'Ology series. Dugald lives near Barcelona in Spain with his wife Ana and his two children.

General Fields

  • : 9781840115031
  • : Templar Publishing
  • : Templar Publishing
  • : 0.924
  • : September 2003
  • : 308mm X 264mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dugald Steer (ed.) & Helen Ward (ill.) & Douglas Carrel (ill.) & Wayne Anderson (ill.)
  • : Hardback
  • : 00
  • : English
  • : 398.469
  • : 30