Many of us interested in the more arcane side of natural history will be aware of that body of literature that seeks to explain the biology, behaviour and history of living things within the words of a complex, multi-authored work known as The Bible. I refer of course to the creationist literature; to that number of books and articles whose authors contend that animals known from fossils simply must accord with the stories and descriptions of the Bible, and whose authors furthermore contend that the Earth and its inhabitants must have come into being within the last few thousand years. A smouldering Parasaurolophus : the cover art for the book, by Leandra Walters. Leviathan and Behemoth of The Bible, Grendel of the medieval epic Beowolf , the fire-breathing dragons of the Middle Ages and so on must — creationist authors contend — be descriptions of human encounters with giant reptiles otherwise known as fossils. And, yes: you read that right… creationist authors have argued, apparently seriously, that fire-breathing dragons must be descriptions of encounters with animals like dinosaurs and pterosaurs. So… they… breathed fire, then.
Zoology for Kids: Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities
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By the time I decided it was safe to go swimming again, I was eagerly devouring reports that crowded into the newspapers about a variety of giant sea monsters, or kraken. The Humboldt jumbo flying squid, Dosidicus gigas. The enigmatic deep sea giant squids, Architeuthis species. The incredibly cute and colourful cuttlefish.
Laboratory Studies in Integrated Principles of Zoology
Very, very thought-provoking, and beautifully-illustrated. I can't help but feel a slight pang at discovering the dinosaurs of my childhood were probably completely misunderstood and misconceived. On the other hand, that's more than compensated for by the discovery that they were probably even more spectacular, complex and bizarre than we previously expected! Long live speculative science!
Derived from Ancient Greek words for animal and study, Zoology is the science of animals. Zoology is the branch of biology that relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of animals. Toggle navigation.