May 15th, 2011

June, otter

Book Review 17

 title: A Natural History: Dragons and Unicorns
By: Paul and Karin Johnsgard
Summary:....pretty much what it says on the tin,

SO I've been putting this off for a while, but seeing as I'm leaving here tomorrow or Tuesday, I figure now might be the best time to talk about dragons and unicorns. Except for the fact that the title pretty much says it all. The Johnsgards basically create a natural history of dragons and unicorns in the way one might see something about elephants. They go through the development and evolution of both species and cover the interactions with men. The book almost seemed believable, like if I went and looked hard enough, i could go and find a unicorn or a dragon. That would be the book's greatest strength I think in that they make their writing very believable interweaving myth and naturalism. Yeah, i think that's all I have to say. 
Overall: it was good.