Dragons for Beginners: Ancient Creatures in a Modern World (For Beginners (Llewellyn's))

By Shawn MacKenzie

Welcome to Dragon Country! 

Here Dragonfire sears the grass and the wind dances with Dragon-song. right here you’ll locate real Dragons, genuine flesh-and-blood creatures which are as fiercely alive and majestic as they have been millions of years ago.

• know about the 3 actual species: japanese, Western, and Feathered
• discover how Dragons developed and some of the forms of pseudo-dragons
• research the technological know-how of Dragons: dimension, nutrition, temperament, habitat, and more
• detect how Dragons impression faith, artwork, literature, and occult studies
• tips on how to adequately engage with Dragons

This crucial, accomplished creation to Dragons is full of what everybody needs to find out about those notable creatures. even if an off-the-cuff dracophile or a devoted Dragon keeper, come discover what Dragons need to train us concerning the international and our-selves. detect how, with care and devotion, you could support shop them from extinction.


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