The Natural History of Unicorns

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From Biblical stories about virgins to adventures with Harry Potter, unicorns have enchanted people for millennia. In the endlessly fascinating The Natural History of Unicorns, author Chris Lavers ingeniously traces the legend of this mysterious creature to the real people, places, and animals that have influenced its story.

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Where did the unicorn come from and how was it accepted for so long as a part of the animal kingdom? Chris Lavers argues that although the unicorn of our imagination isn’t real, traces of its character can be found in existing species. In this lively and vivid exploration of the natural world, Lavers follows the beast’s trail to the plateaus of India and into the jungles of Africa to unearth the flesh and blood ancestors of our iconic unicorn—and, along the way, he introduces the peoples, historians, explorers, traders, and scientists who steadfastly believed.

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Chris Lavers is senior lecturer in natural history in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham. He is the author of Why Elephants Have Big Ears, and he lives in Nottingham, England.

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