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Dragons : the modern infestation

Author: Pamela Wharton Blanpied
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dragons: what they are, where they originate, their impact on the future of man  and what to do if one lands on your roof.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Wharton Blanpied
ISBN: 0851156800 9780851156804
OCLC Number: 34984356
Notes: Originally published: Dragons, an introduction to the modern infestation, ©1980. With updated preface.
Description: xxi, 142 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 A short history of the Modern Infestation and the development of verminology: the beginning of the Modern Infestation; Stewart Island and the Green Wilderness Report; military response to dragon raids; the disaster; dragon studies - the first phase; the hoard of the Worm of Nagata; hoard fever; revenge, the Official Toleration Act, and the consequences for verminology; Marsden on Ascension Island; modern verminology; the ominous implications of recent verminographical research. Part 2 Anatomical and behavioural characteristics: physical description; the mime; metabolism; body temperature; respiration; feeding; language; wandering - observation; wandering - recreation; wandering - the arts, knotting, and the chant of hoarding; mating; incubation and the hatch; the cache; the cache - infancy; retirement and the survival of females after reproduction; the cache - the young kit; Froedlich's experience with the roils at Taitao; longevity. Part 3 Excerpts from the papers of Marta Froedlich and Philip Marsden: Froedlich's sketchbook; Froedlich's diary - Marsden and St James come to Cananeia; three letters from Marsden to Sean Jones, introducing Vlad.
Other Titles: Dragons, an introduction to the modern infestation
Responsibility: Pamela Wharton Blanpied.

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