From mermaids to dragons, and from Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster, humans have always invented monsters and supernatural beings. Adapted from the American Museum of Natural History exhibition, this worldwide survey looks at such oddities as the Kraken, Pegasus, the Chupacabra, and the Sphinx, while considering the real-life animals and phenomena that may have given rise to the myths. Color illustrations appear on nearly every page, showing how artists have depicted these creatures down through the ages
Mythic Creatures: And the Impossibly Real Animals Who Inspired Them
Author: Laurel Kendall.