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The Monsterology Handbook

A Practical Course in Monsters

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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Are there monsters among us? Comb through this essential handbook to learn the secrets that even respected scientists don’t know.

Is it true that a humble stone can summon a sea serpent to your aid?
Do you know the best way to remedy a cyclops’s "lazy eye"? What bison-like creature burns its enemies with venomous dung (and must be approached from the front)? How does one reliably tell true beasts from false, and what do stitches and glue have to do with it? Even monsterologists who know their bigfoots from their bakus can be stymied by the unexpected, and here is a no-nonsense source brimming with fun hands-on lessons guaranteed to leave the reader confident and prepared. Among this lavish handbook’s special features are:
— two envelopes with pull-out surprises
— a removable certificate of achievement
— four pages of monstrous stickers
— fact files on beasts of the earth, water, and air — as well as monsters that are semi-human
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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