|Zoo Of The Gods: Animals in Myth, Legend, & Fable|
|Anthony S. Mercatante|
|New York: Harper & Row, 1974|
"From the ancient gods of Egypt to the animated cartoons of Walt Disney, man's relationship with animals has been close, often intense, forming a bond even the advances of modern science can erase. Zoo of the Gods explores this complex relationship through man's imagination as displayed in his mythology, folklore, legends, and arts. In a sense the book is a modern bestiary or book of beasts. It differs, however, from its medieval European predecessors in that it presents a world mythological view of its animal subjects, not just a European one." - prologue
240 p., black & white illustrations by the author, bibliography, index.
|ISBN: 0-06-065561-5; LCCN: 74-4618; LC: GR705.M47; DDC: 398'.369|