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Rather than a work of science, this richly illustrated volume offers fare for the imagination with its fascinatingly odd menagerie. Historical accounts of centaurs, unicorns, and lesser-known fantastical creatures provide abundant amusement. The book opens with a brief introduction in which the author lays out his purpose for writing the book and the methodology used in doing so. This is not a work of science, but rather a collection of accounts of the world's most curious creatures as they have appeared in writings by various authors throughout history. The opening chapters of the book examine humans and human-like creatures, including early men, wild men, and so-called "hai