The Natural History of Unicorns by Chris LaversThe Natural History of Unicorns by Chris Lavers

The Natural History of Unicorns

byChris Lavers

Paperback | July 20, 2010

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“Lavers keeps his intellectual detective story passionate and suspenseful.”
— Washington Post Book World<_o3a_p>


From Biblical stories about virgins to adventures with Harry Potter, unicorns have enchanted people for millennia. In the endlessly fascinating The Natural History of Unicorns, author Chris Lavers ingeniously traces the legend of this mysterious creature to the real people, places, and animals that have influenced its story.<_o3a_p>

Chris Lavers is senior lecturer in natural history in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham. He is the author ofWhy Elephants Have Big Ears, and he lives in Nottingham, England.
Title:The Natural History of UnicornsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:July 20, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060874155

ISBN - 13:9780060874155


Rated 3 out of 5 by from May we always seek unicorns, and not quite catch them. This is one to read and mull over a chapter or two at a time. There's no rush - unicorns have been around a long time and their prescence will be desired longer yet, I think. Here is natural history at its rich and entertaining best, not just about the science of it but the myth making. And what a rich tapestry of thought, art, commerce, exploration and natural science unicorns have allowed us to weave - always staying just ahead of the hunt, of course.
Date published: 2018-07-05

Editorial Reviews

“A mind opening work of intricate scholarship. If unicorns do exist I hope they never catch one. A great read that will grace my library.”