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The Natural History of Unicorns

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Published by Granta in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • unicorns,
  • evolution

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxiv+258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24058453M
    ISBN 109781847080622
    OCLC/WorldCa489012965


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The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, Aelian and Cosmas name(s): Monocerus.

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The Natural History of Unicorns (Book): Lavers, Chris: Where did the unicorn come from, and how was it accepted as a part of the animal kingdom for so long. Chris Lavers argues that although the unicorn of our imagination isn't real, traces of its character can be found in existing species.

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_o3a_p>. NPR coverage of The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros by Eric Dinerstein. Author: Eric Dinerstein. Chris Lavers is an author, natural historian, and Associate Professor of Ecology and Biogeography at the University of Nottingham.

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But many ancient peoples actually believed that unicorns were very real (albeit very rare).To sum up: vague information on two different animals, the Indian rhinoceros and the aurochs, was conflated to produce another, imaginary animal, the unicorn.

Then medieval writers, who tended to see the natural world as a single, unified allegory of Christian history and doctrine, turned this biblical animal into a symbol for Christ.