Название: The Modern Bestiary: A Curated Collection of Wondrous Wildlife Автор: Joanna Bagniewska Издательство: Smithsonian Books Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 30 Мб Язык: английский / English
A quirky collection of Earth’s most compelling animals who give mythical creatures a run for their money. The Modern Bestiary: A Curated Collection of Wondrous Wildlife mirrors the medieval tradition of an encyclopedia of incredible beasts, only this charming book with ornamental illustrations features 100 real animals who are stranger than fiction. Organized by the elements Earth, Water, and Air, the book introduces both unfamiliar creatures, like deep-sea harp sponges who catch prey in their barbs and digest them whole, as well as ones that have made headlines, such as cicadas who emerge from the ground in noisy broods every thirteen or seventeen years. Funny, entertaining, and illuminating, The Modern Bestiary is a book for anyone who wants to become more familiar with the natural world and all its astounding creatures.