1996. This one doesn't have any names in the front like Giants, Monsters, & Dragons, but then both don't have any index either. It would be usefu 1996. This one doesn't have any names in the front like Giants, Monsters, & Dragons, but then both don't have any index either. It would be useful to look up Escudait and know that it could be found under the name Will O' the Wisp or that it's in the Appendix 27. The see also may not work if you end up reading Torto a demon with one eye and want to look up other one eye creatures but only see to look up "demon" only. It has enough different bw pictures, but there is only a few the same in both books. Pictures that were the same in both books are: Gytrash, Kelpie, and Mauthe Dog.
Besides a few negatives the book has a lot of positives where you can find different spirits and other beings and a few animals; corn spirits, keremet, encantado, nymphs, gnome and dwarf types, etc. Everything from Greece to Japan can be found in these pages.
A list of Appedix in the back are: 1. Angels 2. Demons 3. Devils 4. Dwarfs 5. Encantados 6. Fairies 7. Fallen Angels 8. Familiar's names 9. Keremet 10. Nats 11. Nymphs 12. – 26. Spirits associated with: animals, creatures, astronomy, celestial world, creative arts, corn, grain, death, hades, hell, underworld, disease, fields, vegetation, forest, woods, trees, wood, fortune, luck, treasure, guardianship, protection, household, domestic family, children, prophesy, fate, roads, travelers, water, and weather 27. By country, region, or people ...more
2001. For being the first encyclopedia of creatures and beings that I had look at back in the 90's. It still good enough even now. Even though with cr2001. For being the first encyclopedia of creatures and beings that I had look at back in the 90's. It still good enough even now. Even though with crypto animals then as now I prefer to look at accounts or the other books on my list for better and update description.
As part of it's title there is a lot of giants and dragons in here but others like sea and lake monsters, rainbow serpents, merfolk, fearsome critters, some were creatures and vampires. Then one can always finds something not in other books like the one called Was who protects shamans.
The book can still use an index, if you had forgot the name you couldn't just look up shark for you wouldn't find it. Instead to find Yagim / Iak Im you would have to find it in the section called 27. sea monsters and sea serpents (why not in the fish section?) or in the country section: Canada. Of course if you remember the name the front does have a list of the names.
It's still a good encyclopedia to have on one shelf.
It has fish to mammals (525). With a little introduction on each group (fish, reptile etc.) After the introduction there are two pages of pictures folIt has fish to mammals (525). With a little introduction on each group (fish, reptile etc.) After the introduction there are two pages of pictures followed by two pages of information: order, family, name, time, locality, size, and summary about the animal....more
The book is divided into three parts. The first part can easy be read in text books at school it’s basically the same information (this and the glossaThe book is divided into three parts. The first part can easy be read in text books at school it’s basically the same information (this and the glossary has real animal pictures in it). The second part is divided into continents: The Americas, Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia and New Zealand. The third part is the glossary and index. A page has two color animal drawings, a maps with information underneath, the main content for each animal, and it may or may not have a peach box with some animal names. The writing it self is a little small, I would say 8 for the main content and probably 6 for the information in the peach box. Even though the book has some interesting facts, telling you if they are common, rare, e.t.c., if they had been grab in the pet market and reduce in numbers. There is some problems besides small print. The spotted hyena is actually a aardwolf picture instead, hard not to notice when it’s twin is below it. After looking up about half the book a few animals may or not have that color, and one turtle that sparkled, but didn‘t in real life (must have been drawn under some lights or someone polish it‘s shell first), some I couldn’t find a picture to confirm them. I also notice on animals that were repeated had about almost word for word of information (I would of like an other animal put there, one of the peach box animals would do; some of the peach box animals I couldn’t find a picture online, but most these could have been put as a replacement). Other then the Europe Hedgehog the rest had ok to interesting information....more