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Science & Nature - The Griffin and the Dinosaur : How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science

Author: Marc Aronson, with Adrienne Mayor and National Geographic Kids
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 08-05-2014
ISBN: 978-1-4263-1108-6
Pages: 45

Regular price RRP £12.99 - Out of stock special offer

Description

Could Griffins have been real? When Adrienne Mayor carefully read the ancient Greek and Roman descriptions, this mythic hybrid of a lion and an eagle sounded like something people had actually seen. What could explain that evidence?

After a decade of hunting through myths, poring over old maps, and tracing the discoveries of modern dinosaur hunters, she found the answer: awesome dinosaur fossils observed by ancient gold-hunters in the Gobi desert. Here is the story of one insightful, curious, and determined woman who solved the mystery of the Griffin, and invented a new science. Now she and others travel the world matching myths and fossils.

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