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The Dragonology Handbook

A Practical Course in Dragons

Written by Dr. Ernest DrakeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Dr. Ernest Drake
Edited by Dugald A. SteerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Dugald A. Steer
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This indispensable workbook teaches everything you need to know to become an esteemed dragonologist.

Attention, devoted dragonology students! How many classic riddles do you know that could help you survive a dragon encounter? What dragon species attacks its victims with a "frosty blast" instead of a jet of flame? Which historical questions should you ask a dragon in order to estimate its age? Can you write your name using only dragon runes? Contained in this beautifully designed, comprehensive course book are invisibility spells to memorize, charts to complete, maps to shade in, matching exercises to do, journal entries to write, experiments to conduct, even instructions for making a dragon attractor. Among the volume's charming novelty elements are:

—Dr. Drake's own school report card

— A pullout official ID card from the Secret & Ancient Society of
Dragonologists

—Four sheets of stickers featuring dragons, gems, vintage ads and posters — and more!
Dugald A. Steer

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Dugald A. Steer, Editor: "With what trepidation I sat down to give my editorial attentions to what was clearly the masterwork of a very erudite man, should be obvious to all who read this book." So begins a letter, written in 1894, from Dugald Steer to an Oxford friend. The letter goes on to explain how a chance meeting with Dr. Ernest Drake at the BULL'S HEAD TAVERN in Dorking, Surrey, made him more than a little curious. Skeptical at first, he took up Dr. Drake's offer to meet him at his house and St. Leonard's Forest, and to attend one of the S.A.S.D. meetings in London. There, he became further involved in Dr. Drake's work, joining him on an expedition to Scotland to try and estimate the hunting range of the Dornoch Wyrm. As he writes, the trip was, "a cause of some emotion, as many of my relative, particularly the Ross branch, come from so near."

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