Extraordinary Animals Revisited

Extraordinary Animals Revisited

This delightful book is the long-awaited, greatly-expanded new edition of one of Dr Karl Shuker's much-loved early volumes, Extraordinary Animals Worldwide. It is a fascinating celebration of what used to be called romantic natural history, examining a dazzling diversity of animal anomalies, creatures of cryptozoology, and all manner of other thought-provoking zoological revelations and continuing controversies down through the ages of wildlife discovery. Handsomely supplemented by a vista of enchanting Victorian engravings to evoke the spirit of the period from which the inspiration for this book is drawn, Extraordinary Animals Revisited offers an enthralling introduction to a veritable menagerie of truly astonishing beasts: From singing dogs to serpent kings, pseudo-plesiosaurs to quasi-octopuses, hounds with two noses and birds with four wings, the Sandwell Valleygator and New Mexico's medicine wolf, cobras that crow and snake gods that dance, giant solifugids and rodent colossi, devil-birds and devil-pigs, furry woodpeckers and marsupial hummingbirds, archangel feathers and the scales of the Eden serpent, scorpion-stones and elephant-pearls, tales of the peacock's tail, parachuting palm civets, missing megapodes, blue rhinoceroses, glutinous globsters, anomalous aardvarks, a platypus from Colorado, man-sized spiders from the Congo, de Loys's lost Venezuelan ape, Margate's marine elephant, a flying hedgehog called Tizzie-Wizzie, a mellifluous mollusc called Molly, India's once (and future?) pink-headed duck, the squeaking deathshead, the vanquished bird-god of New Caledonia, and much much more - all waiting to amaze and amuse, a pageant of natural and unnatural history.

History Directory and Gazetteer of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland

Now fertile plains , and orchards fair , Diffuse sweet fragrance through the air ;
And abbey , town , and villa fine ... 1 * A range of low rocks extend from the mouth
of the harbour up the north side of the river to the distance of 1278 feet , and ...

History  Directory  and Gazetteer  of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland


Notes on the Physical Geography and Meteorology of the South Atlantic

... by the glowing tints of the setting sun , - amidst the fragrant odour exhaled from
the immense number of vessels , — the various sail boats , — the distant
mountains beyond , with their singularly rugged outline , — the entrance of the
harbour ...

Notes on the Physical Geography and Meteorology of the South Atlantic


Fragrant Harbour

On the other side another glittering lake of light fills the space between the dark
water and the almost invisible shadowy mountains . It marks Kowloon and
outlines in fire every nook and cranny of the coast far into the distance , where
remote ...

Fragrant Harbour


Indian Antiquary

while its products are cinnamon , gizeir ( a finer sort of cinnamon ) , asuphê ( an
ordinary sort ) , fragrant gums , magla , motô ... by the promontory , you are
carried by the force of a strong current to another mart 400 stadia distant , called
monsoon . ... In the inland parts is a tract along the banks of river bearing the
name of Isis , and another that of Nilus , both of which ... Next is the mountain
Elephas , a mountain projecting into the sea and a creek ; then follows the large
harbour of Psug ...

Indian Antiquary


The Photographic News

man, with the most fragrant of cigars in his mouth, gave us to understand that
photography was not allowed; however, with a little mutual ... On the walls of the
west corridor hang the chains of the harbour mouth, sent back by Genoa after
having been kept as war trophies for many centuries. ... The river—with its
bridges, views of the town, and distant mountains—furnishes good photographic
subjects.

The Photographic News


An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales Volume 2

Having advanced within the entrance, the harbour began to expand itself in a
kind of large basin. ... to unite, at the distance of between thirty and forty miles, in
a body of rugged mountains more lofty than themselves. ... Some parts that were
low and level had a wet and peat-like surface, bounded by small tracts of
flowering shrubs and odoriferous plants, that perfumed the air with the fragrance
of their oils.

An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales  Volume 2


Africa and the West Indies

One spot in the romantic parish , named Ocho Rios , Dry Harbour , and Brown ' s
inland parish of St . Thomas - in - the - Vale , is very ... a cataract pours down from
its matic fragrance of the pimento ( all - spice ) groves . very summit , breaking
into a cloud of mist and ... distant river beneath , the specvery striking and
pleasing scenes to the eye of a tacle must certainly be one of extraordinary
granstranger .

Africa and the West Indies


Angus Or Forfarshire

From the east side of the magnificent harbour and docks of Dundee onward to
the Parliamentary burgh of Broughty Ferry , the banks are rocky and shingly by
turns . The Royal castle at Broughty stands upon a rock which projects to some
distance into the river , and commands the ... grass and bent , among which
saxifrages , wild thyme , and many other pretty flowers bloom and send forth their
fragrance .

Angus Or Forfarshire


Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia Commercial Industrial and Scientific

116° 15' 33° E. (Sir E. Belcher) has a snug harbour on the coast of Borneo, which
was examined by Sir E. Belcher, of H. M. S. Samarang, a few years ago. ... Balu
lies in an E. S. E. direction from the head of the harbour, distant 27 miles, and
adds much to the beauty of the neighbouring scenery. ... A fragrant and very
beautiful wood of various colours, used in cabinet work in Rngland. ... 78° 43 E. A
town in the Carnatic, on the right bank of the Palar river, elevated above the sea,
1,053 ft.

Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia  Commercial  Industrial and Scientific


Habakkuk Zuzims

17 ) , with a good the black river ' by the Greeks ) , which , with harbour ( Acts xxvii
. ... importance , and made it the sea - for he found no channel traceable in the
port of Damascus , whence it is distant only sand , but a continuous line of bank
running three days ' journey . ... more than one river . and perfumed the whole air
among our tents SILAS , or SYLVANUS ( the former in the with the fragrance of
the ...

Habakkuk Zuzims


A New General English Dictionary

It is distant from London BRE'VIATURE ( S. ) an abbreviation . miles . ... of great
trade , having the river navigable , BRICK ( S. ) a piece of baked clay for builders ;
and a good harbour ; but by means ... a BRI'ER ( S. ) a prickly plant , commonly
very large stone bridge ; it has a good market on fragrant , and bearing wild roses
.

A New General English Dictionary


Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

the little Panvel and Patala-Ganga [“Infernal”— literally, “Patent,” i.e., “Wide -
mouthed ” — “Ganges”] rivers, and by the shells ... and Nagotna rivers, and thus
forming the magnificent harbour that has given its Portuguese name, and the
commercial ... the hill; and hence this green, cool, and fragrant spot has become
the general resort, of an afternoon, toward sundown, ... Nagotna River of Bombay
, one hundred miles distant; while southward the coast can be followed down to
Ratnagiri.

Journal of the Royal Society of Arts


Indian Antiquary0

while its products are cinnamon , gizeir ( a finer sort of cinnamon ) , asuphê ( an
ordinary sort ) , fragrant gums , magla ... by the promontory , you are carried by
the force of a strong current to another mart 400 stadia distant , called . monsoon .
... One of them contains salt water and is rivers ; a succession of anchorages ,
seven in numcalled a sea ; the other fresh ... The follows the large harbour of
Psug mus , a water - conjecture , therefore , of Letronnius that Panôn ing place
called that ...

Indian Antiquary0


The New Monthly Magazine

Biörneborg , a seaport , forty - two miles further distant on the coast , exports
timber , pitch , tar , and fish . ... South of Vasa is Christinested , a place of
considerable commercial importance , with a safe and convenient harbour . ...
The traveller observes with surprise that the farther north he advances the more
fragrant and aromatic are the fruits ... The town of Uleaborg , on the river Ulea ,
from the large basin of which many other rivers take their rise , is approached
through thick forests ...

The New Monthly Magazine


New Monthly Magazine

The quarter situated between the main street and the river bank , in which the
warehouses of the merchants chiefly are ... Beyond the village is a landscape of
green forest , only partially cleared , from which , during the magnolia season ,
the wind bears the fragrance for a great distance . ... The river is navigable by the
largest vessels ; the harbour is spacious , easy of entrance , and safe , and is
defended ...

New Monthly Magazine


The new Sunday school teachers Biblical dictionary

river, the TJlai of Scripture. ... 17), with a good harbour (Acts xxvii. ... A soft breeze
was blowing from the land side, anil perfumed the whole air among our tents with
the fragrance of the ... whose distant waters of dark blue were tinged, as they
approached the horizon, with all the rich blending colours of the glowing sunset ...

The new Sunday school teachers  Biblical dictionary


The people s dictionary of the Bible by J R Beard

IT), with a good harbour (Acts xxvii. ... A soft breeze was blowing from the land
side, and perfumed the whole air among onr tents with the fragrance of the ...
whose distant waters of dark blue were tinged, as they approached the horizon,
with all the rich blending colours of the ... 18, is, in Winer's opinion, the Nile (
called * the black river' by the Greeks), which, with less reason, he finds also in
Joshua xiii. 3.

The people s dictionary of the Bible  by J R  Beard


A History of Prince Edward Island from Its Discovery in 1534 Until the Departure of Lieutenant Governor Ready in A D 1831

It admits only of small vessels and forms a communication between the harbours
, distant from each other six leagues . The lands ... The river lands are covered
with all sorts of beautiful trees . Pichon ... The fragrance of the red is in the wood .

A History of Prince Edward Island from Its Discovery in 1534 Until the Departure of Lieutenant Governor Ready in A D  1831


The Changing China Scene

CHAPTER XVII “FRAGRANT HARBOUR”: OPEN DOORS IN HONG KONG |Hong
Kong, meaning “fragrant harbour,” is a ... the mouth of the estuary, about 75 miles
distant; and the city of Canton is situated about 150 miles up the Pearl River.

The Changing China Scene