Get ready for the most incredible safari imaginable: a journey around the globe and throughout history to discover an array of astonishing creatures that almost defy explanation. This fascinating field guide surveys the globe in search of mysterious animals in remote corners of the world, and reveals the truth behind the creatures of myth and legend that have been passed down from generation to generation. Prepare to meet Biblical beasts such as Behemoth and Leviathan, and Mediterranean monsters like the ferocious Minotaur, and Medusa with her deadly stare. In northern Europe you will encounter the famous western dragon and its close relative the wyvern, as well mischievous fairies, gremlins and pixies and, of course, the Loch Ness Monster. Investigate the evidence for sightings of Bigfoot and giant serpents in the Americas; track the mysterious Kongamoto and Ennedi tiger in Africa and do your best to not to disturb the lethal Mongolian death worm or the reclusive Yeti in Asia and beyond.
Packed with spectacular computer-generated images, the very latest research and theories about each animal, and distribution maps, tracker tips and advice on how to protect yourself from these fearsome beasts, the pages of this book reveal the world of fabulous creatures and monsters as you have never seen them before.
Giles Sparrow, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, studied astronomy at University College, London, and science communication at Imperial College, London. He has authored or contributed to a string of beautiful and successful books for adults and children, including Universe, Spaceflight and The Way the Universe Works for Dorling Kindersley, and CosmosMore about Giles Sparrow