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Monstrous : the lore, gore, and science behind your favorite monsters / Carlyn Beccia.

Beccia, Carlyn, (author,, illustrator.).

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Summary:

Could Dr. Frankenstein's machine ever animate a body? Why should vampires drink from veins and not arteries? What body parts are best for zombies to eat? (It's not brains.) This fascinating encyclopedia of monsters delves into the history and science behind eight legendary creatures, from Bigfoot and the kraken to zombies and more. Find out each monster's origin story and the real-world history that informed it, and then explore the science of each creature in fun and surprising ways. Tips and infographicsincluding monster anatomy, how to survive a vampire attack, and real-life giant creatures of the deep seamake this a highly visual and fun-to-browse book.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781512449167
  • ISBN: 1512449164
  • Physical Description: 149 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-145) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The science of the monstrous -- Frankenstein's monster -- Dracula -- Zombies -- King Kong -- Werewolves -- The Kraken -- Bigfoot -- Godzilla, king of the monsters -- A geologic time scale -- When science is wrong....
Summary, etc.:
Could Dr. Frankenstein's machine ever animate a body? Why should vampires drink from veins and not arteries? What body parts are best for zombies to eat? (It's not brains.) This fascinating encyclopedia of monsters delves into the history and science behind eight legendary creatures, from Bigfoot and the kraken to zombies and more. Find out each monster's origin story and the real-world history that informed it, and then explore the science of each creature in fun and surprising ways. Tips and infographicsincluding monster anatomy, how to survive a vampire attack, and real-life giant creatures of the deep seamake this a highly visual and fun-to-browse book.
Target Audience Note:
Age 9-14.
Grade 4 to 6.
1100 Lexile.
Subject: Monsters > Juvenile literature.
Science > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.

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