- Hardcover: 142 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (September 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060110740
- ISBN-13: 978-0060110741
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Flight of Dragons Hardcover – September, 1981
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Not satisfied with explaining away the impossible, Dickinson goes on to explore the dragon life cycle, habitat and sociology. I took particular delight in the section that explains that most horrific of monsters, the george, otherwise known as 'the mean man in the tin can.' He is quite outspoken about the monstrous atrocities committed in the name of 'dragon-slaying.' And for doubters, there is even a section citing the evidences for the existence of dragons. Of course, those of us who drive from peak to peak dragon-watching in our ancient Volkswagen busses need no further evidence.
The other delight in this book is the rich illustration by Wayne Anderson. We find dragons cute and fearsome, old and new. The work is both beautiful and whimsical, and you will find yourself returning to the images countless times, whenever the dream starts to fade. The book is both beautiful and fun - a worthwhile addition to the mythophile's library.
Peter Dickinson has given us a wonderful work here devoted to dragon lore, history, care, keeping, life cycle, evolution, speech, evidence of dragons, the ability of dragons to fly and so much more. As one reviewer has pointed out, this is a very scientific friendly work and the author does not place his tongue in his cheek too often...a fact for which I am grateful.
Please do not that this IS NOT the same as the movie of the same title. Yes, the movie was indeed based on this work but all resemblance ends there. Do not expect to purchase this work and get a film version on paper of the theater work. This is something quite different. There are those that will appreciate this and there are those that will be disappointed. Just remember that I and other reviewers have warned you!Read more ›
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I had this book in my collection years ago - lost it, So it was nice to find it again. I love this book, it's a great read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike whalen
The animated film of the same name was based on this book. I think it is a great way to try to scientifically explain dragons.Published 5 months ago by Robert Ball
I bought this because I enjoy the movie, but it's a very interesting book if you're the kind of person who likes the dragonology books or something similar to that.Published 6 months ago by Josh Kerns
Love it! I've been wanting this book since I was a kid! Good condition. So happyPublished 10 months ago by Sarah Turner
THE definitive source on dragons. Dickinson approaches the subject from the perspective of a scholar, and tackles every minim of the myth as another clue based on the once... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael