This one-of-a-kind handbook combines for the first time an authoritative Who's Who of antiquity's biggest and baddest beasts with a Top Trumps-style inventory of winning weapons with which to defeat them. Included are classics such as the dragon, the hydra, the cyclops and the werewolf, and lesser-known creatures such as the hellhound, the basilisk, the manticore and the sasquatch, as well as tricky species like the fairy and the centaur which until now you may have mistakenly thought were on our side. Each monster entry includes notes on origin, background, strengths and weaknesses, available souvenirs and suggested further reading, while the weapons section boasts in-depth historical background and possible applications, in particular which monsters from the book can be dispatched with them. This hilarious and eye-opening book is set to revive the ancient art of monster hunting for a whole new generation.
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Ibrahim Amin graduated from the University of Newcastle, and, later, the University of Manchester. He studied classics and became aware of the monsters that have plagued mankind for millennia, and the fabulous weapons with which to battle them. He currently lives in Manchester. This is his first book.
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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, London, 2007. Softcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. 212 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. In this incomparable and fully illustrated compendium, classicist Ibrahim Amin reintroduces the ancient art of monster hunting to a whole new generation of intrepid warriors. From a hellhound's three-headed assault to a brain-eating zombie attack, The Monster Hunter's Handbook instructs readers in the background of each creature and the dangers each present. It also includes an impressive catalog of the premodern world's most powerful armament. Illustrated by Richard Horne, the creator of the wildly successful 101 Things to Do Before You Die, this trusty book details everything a new generation of valiant monster hunters needs to know to vanquish antiquity's biggest - and baddest - beasts. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Gardening; ISBN/EAN: 9780747586746. Inventory No: 09010168. This item is in stock in our Australian warehouse. We are not dropshippers. Codice libro della libreria 09010168
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110747586748