Monstrous (Library Binding)

The Lore, Gore, and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters

By Carlyn Beccia, Carlyn Beccia (Illustrator)

Carolrhoda Books (R), 9781512449167, 148pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Could Dr. Frankenstein's machine ever animate a body? Why should vampires drink from veins and not arteries? What body parts are best for zombies to eat? (It's not brains.) This fascinating encyclopedia of monsters delves into the history and science behind eight legendary creatures, from Bigfoot and the kraken to zombies and more. Find out each monster's origin story and the real-world history that informed it, and then explore the science of each creature in fun and surprising ways. Tips and infographics--including monster anatomy, how to survive a vampire attack, and real-life giant creatures of the deep sea--make this a highly visual and fun-to-browse book.