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Published by Marshall Cavendish in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sphinxes (Mythology),
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Centaurs

Book details:

About the Edition

"Explores the mythical and historical backgrounds of sphinxes and centaurs, including the Buraq of Islamic tradition, the Great Sphinx of ancient Egypt, man-animals of Mesopotamia, and the Gandharvas of India"--Provided by publisher.

Edition Notes

StatementKathryn Hinds
SeriesCreatures of Fantasy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL820.S66 H56 2013
The Physical Object
Formatlibrary binding
Paginationp. cm.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25197676M
ISBN 100761449272
ISBN 109780761449270
LC Control Number2012000517

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