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Curious Countries The Mystery Animals of Scandinavia and the Baltic States

By: Lars Thomas(Author)
241 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps
Curious Countries
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  • Curious Countries ISBN: 9781909488571 Paperback Oct 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 4 days
Price: £16.99
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Have you ever wondered what lurks out there in the deep, dark woods of the North? This book presents a choice selection of monstrous beings and fabulous creatures from Greenland, across the North Atlantic to Scandinavia, and the Baltic States. Meet the Giant Gull of Greenland, the terrifying Skrimsl of the Icelandic wilderness, the trolls that stomp through the impenetrable Nordic woods, and the puk-dragons guarding the houses on the Baltic Coast. This is the book where zoologist Lars Thomas tries to make sense of all the very strange beings that live in these Curious Countries.


Introduction – Folklore, cryptozoology and zoology           7
Greenland – Monsters of the very far north        11
Iceland – Fire, ice and fairies               37
The Faroe Islands – Eighteen small green islands    69
Denmark – Small country – big stories    85
Norway - Mountains, mountains and yet more mountains     131
Sweden - So near and yet so strange     159
Finland – The land of the little people  191
The Baltic Countries – Three problematic neighbours  223

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By: Lars Thomas(Author)
241 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps
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