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The Griffin and the Dinosaur

Marc Aronson and Adrienne Mayor

The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aronson and Adrienne Mayor
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publisher: National Geographic, April 20014
ISBN: 1426311086
$29.00 (Includes Shipping to Canada or the U.S.)


Could Griffins have been real? When Adrienne Mayor carefully read the ancient Greek and Roman descriptions, this mythic hybrid of a lion and an eagle sounded like something people had actually seen. What could explain that evidence? After a decade of hunting through myths, poring over old maps, and tracing the discoveries of modern dinosaur hunters, she found the answer: awesome dinosaur fossils observed by ancient gold-hunters in the Gobi desert. Here is the story of one insightful, curious, and determined woman who solved the mystery of the Griffin, and invented a new science. Now she and others travel the world matching myths and fossils. Illustrated by Chris Muller.