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Mermaids and mastodons : a book of natural & unnatural history

Author: Richard Carrington
Publisher: New York : Rinehart, ©1957.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carrington, Richard.
Mermaids and mastodons.
New York, Rinehart [1957]
(OCoLC)654241569
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Carrington
OCLC Number: 1458426
Notes: Simultaneously published by Chatto and Windus, London.
Description: xvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one : Behind the legends. The natural history of mermaids --
The great sea serpent --
The Kraken and other sea monsters --
Dragons of East and West --
Fabulous ornithology --
Part two : Stone testament. The book of earth history --
The carcases in the tundra --
How the elephant got its trunk --
The discovery of the dinosaurs --
The footprints at Carson City Gaol --
Part three : Living links with the past. The fossil that came to life --
A worm that wouldn't turn --
Relics of the primeval forest --
The attic of the earth --
Part four : The death of races. The last of the Quaggas --
The story of a massacre --
Steller and the great sea cow --
Fossils of tomorrow.
Responsibility: Richard Carrington ; with illustrations by Maurice Wilson and others.

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