The Romance of Natural History

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Cosimo, Inc., 2007年6月1日 - 416 頁
"Night-attack of wolves in Mongolia." "Nearly fatal combat with a kangaroo." "Comic scenes with the Elephant." "Captain Herriman examines a supposed Sea-serpent." This charming book, published by British naturalist PHILIP HENRY GOSSE (1810-1888) in 1860, was a best seller in its day, and no wonder: this is a passionate around-the-world journey through nature both wild and serene... and mysterious. "In the annals of cryptozoology," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction, "Gosse is credited as one of the grandfathers of the discipline... In this book, one finds his records of the sea serpent, giant snakes, African unicorn, South America ape, and Ceylonese devil-bird, reflecting this early interest in romantic zoology, the precursor of cryptozoology." This new edition, complete with the original elegant illustrations, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including BIGFOOT!: The True Story of Apes in America, and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.
 

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THE MINUTE
3
THE HYENA IN THE DESERTED CITY
42
A BRAZILIAN FOREST SCENE
59
A TROPICAL BIRDSTATION
82
THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT
118
Wonder at Minuteness Complexity MelieertaIts Building
148
THE MEMORABLE
172
A GROUP OF TREEFERNS
178
VTL WILDFOWL ON SOLITARY RIVER
200
A MOOSEYARD i
208
CAPTURE OF A SHARE
218
THE TEBEIBLE
244
ASSAULT OF A CUTTLE 286
250
Charm of the UnknownExpectation of an exploring Naturalist
271
THE SEASERPENT on the Emlwmurian hypothesis
358
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THE RECLUSE
195

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第 9 頁 - The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose, The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare, Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.

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