Hélène Rajcak and Damien Laverdunt | hardcover | 2012
A fascinating journey around the world of extinct animals. It combines cartoons with naturalist drawings, and mythology with science.
Did you know there was once a beaver that was two metres long? That the elephant-bird really did exist? And that the dodo once lived beyond the pages of Alice in Wonderland? Have you heard of the megatherium, the glyptodon or the tratratratra?
Hunted by humans and weakened by climate change, these animals gradually disappeared. All that remains are footprints and fossils, explorers’ stories and fascinating folk tales. All waiting to be discovered in the pages of this book.
Through legend and mythology, anecdotes and scientific facts, the authors tell fascinating stories of the strange animals that disappeared before our time. The book is a tragicomedy and a mine of information for everyone interested in the animal world.