The Science of Monsters: The Origins of the Creatures We Love to Fear

The Science of Monsters: The Origins of the Creatures We Love to Fear

We all know “there’s no such thing as monsters,” but our imaginations tell us otherwise. From the mythical beasts of ancient Greece to the hormonal vampires of the Twilight saga, monsters have captivated us for millennia. Matt Kaplan, a noted science journalist and monster-myth enthusiast, employs an entertaining mix of cutting-edge research and a love of lore to explore the history behind these fantastical fictions and our hardwired obsession with things that… (more)

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The appeal of monsters never stales, and in Kaplan’s hands, these characters shine.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (October 23, 2012)

Collection: Scribner

Parent ISBN: 9781451667998

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 4.9 MB

Language: English


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