The Natural History of Unicorns

Paperback | July 20, 2010

byChris Lavers

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“Lavers keeps his intellectual detective story passionate and suspenseful.”
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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>

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

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Where did the unicorn come from and how was it accepted for so long as a part of the animal kingdom? Chris Lavers argues that although the unicorn of our imagination isn’t real, traces of its character can be found in existing species. In this lively and vivid exploration of the natural world, Lavers follows the beast’s trail to the pl...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:July 20, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060874155

ISBN - 13:9780060874155

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“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.”