Discovering Dragons: The Ultimate Guide to the Creatures of Legend (Hardcover)

Discovering Dragons: The Ultimate Guide to the Creatures of Legend  By Julius Csotonyi (Illustrator), Kelly Gauthier Cover Image
By Julius Csotonyi (Illustrator), Kelly Gauthier
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Uncover an exciting and magical world where dragons exist with Discovering Dragons, compiled by a well-respected dracologist and an authority on archaedracology.

From frigid poles to the blazing equator, from down deep in the underworld to the stormiest seas and beyond, dragons inhabit every habitat and niche available. They display mind-bending diversity; some breathe fire and some haunt the skies. Some have even developed complex language, communicating through a series of sounds and color pulses in their skin. Read through the life’s work of a dracologist and learn the biology and cultural significance of dragons. From the dragons that battled with the Knights of the Round Table to those that grappled with Greek gods, you will become an expert in dragon lore across Europe, China, Central America, and elsewhere around the world. 

Inside you’ll find:

- Marine dragons, ice dragons, arboreal dragons, burrowing dragons, volcanic lava swimmers, aerial dragons, desert dragons, and more 
- Dragon biology, including how to distinguish between wyverns, amphitheres, wyrms, drakes, dragons proper, faes, cockatrices, lindwurms, lung dragons, and salamanders 
- Dragon anatomy, including how the fire-generation organ system works, types of scales, feathers, quills, armor plating, horns, claws, teeth, and more 
- Cool features and capabilities: did you know that some dragons possess sound-dampening wings? Or that others are able to mimic colors and patterns to better ambush prey?
- Diet, hunting behaviors, and how to avoid becoming a dragon’s next meal 
- The appearance and developmental stages of dragon eggs
- And much more!

With stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Julius Csotonyi and a four-page gatefold poster, you’ll get an unparalleled look at these legendary creatures with Discovering Dragons. Just watch out for breathing fire!

About the Author


Dr. Julius Csotonyi is one of the world’s most high-profile and talented contemporary scientific illustrators. His considerable academic expertise informs his stunning, dynamic art. He has created life-sized dinosaur murals for the Royal Ontario Museum and for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, as well as most of the artwork for the exhibit “Deep Time” in the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He lives in Canada. His books include Discovering Reptiles; Discovering Sharks; Discovering Bugs; Discovering Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises; Discovering Tigers, Lions, & Other Big Cats; The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi; Prehistoric Predators; Dino World; Shark World; and Bug World.

Kelly Gauthier is a Boston-based writer and editor. When she’s not working, she can often be found on a boat, in the water, or sitting on the end of a dock reading a book. She is also the author of Discovering Reptiles, Discovering Whales, Discovering Planets and Moons, The Little Chunky Book of Dinosaurs, The Little Chunky Book of Sharks, and Discovering Tigers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781646433773
ISBN-10: 1646433777
Publisher: Applesauce Press
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Discovering