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  • Kaplan, Matt, 1977-
  • Monsters -- History.
  • Animals, Mythical -- History.
  • Dangerous animals -- Folklore -- History.
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    Medusa's gaze and vampire's bite : the science of monsters / Matt Kaplan.
    by Kaplan, Matt, 1977-
    New York : Scribner, 2012.
  • Monsters -- History.
  • Animals, Mythical -- History.
  • Dangerous animals -- Folklore -- History.
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    9781451667981 :
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    x, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    1st Scribner hardcover ed.
    Giant animals : Nemean lion, Calydonian boar, Rukh, King Kong -- Beastly blends : chimera, griffon, cockatrice, Sphinx -- It came from the earth : Minotaur, Medusa -- The mysterious fathoms : Charybdis, Leviathan, giant squid, Jaws -- Of flame and claw : dragons -- Hauntings : demons, ghosts, spirits -- Cursed by a bite : vampires, zombies, werewolves -- The created : The Golem, Frankenstein, HAL 9000, Terminator -- Terror resurrected : dinosaurs -- Extraterrestrial threat : aliens.
    From the mythical beasts of ancient Greece to the hormonal vampires of the Twilight saga, monsters have captivated us for millennia. Kaplan employs a mix of cutting-edge research and a love of lore to explore the history behind these fantastical fictions and our obsession with things that go bump in the night. Ranging across history, Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite tackles the enduring questions that arise on the frontier between fantasy and reality. Kaplan takes readers to the forefront of science, where our favorite figures of horror may find real-life validation. As our fears evolve, so do our monsters, and Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite charts the rise of the ultimate beasts, humans themselves--Excerpted from publisher.
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