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Ologies

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Ologies

Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned researchers is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between legend and fact.
 
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Ologies

Books in this series

by Dugald A. Steer

Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits.

by Dugald A. Steer - Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction

For any apprentice determined to learn the arcane arts of wizardry, could there be a better teacher than . . . Merlin himself? Originally discovered in 1588, this remarkable text by history's most respected wizard is revealed to the world for the very first time. Lavishly illustrated by four delicate artists, WIZARDOLOGY's intricate design even conceals a series of hidden symbols that spell out a secret message when their code is deciphered --- if the reader is clever enough to find them. 

by Dugald A. Steer - Children's, Children's Nonfiction

In 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, feisty Miss Emily Sands led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris and alas, soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples.

by Dugald A. Steer - Children's, Children's Nonfiction

Do krakens really lurk below the ocean waves? Do griffins command the air above? In a fascinating new discovery sure to rival the ground-breaking DRAGONOLOGY, the intrepid Dr. Ernest Drake turns his inquisitive gaze from dragons to other so-called mythical creatures. 

by Dugald A. Steer

The year is 1958, and British spy Spencer Blake, aka "Agent K," is on an undercover mission to expose a deadly criminal organization. As he traverses the globe with his American and Soviet cohorts --- from Scotland to Berlin to Las Vegas to Cuba --- he furtively records his secret techniques in a manual for new recruits.

by Emily Hawkins - Children's, Children's Nonfiction

What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA? Find this brave young man’s own account in the lavishly illustrated OCEANOLOGY, a tale of an 1866 voyage of discovery that investigates diving bells and shipwrecks; coral reefs and ice canyons; sharks, giant octopi, and luminous sea monsters; underwater volcanoes, and even the legendary island of Atlantis.

by Dugald A. Steer - Children's, Children's Nonfiction, Mythology

In the early nineteenth century, an English nobleman embarked on a tour of the sites of ancient Greece, bringing as his guide a primer on Greek myths written by his friend Lady Hestia Evans. In the true Romantic spirit, Lady Hestia’s book was not only lavishly illustrated but also boasted many paper crafts and novelties, including a card game featuring the twelve Olympians, an oak-leaf oracle of Zeus, a pop-up Pandora’s box (with hope still inside), a booklet retelling the tale of Odysseus, a piece of the Golden Fleece, a gold Obolos coin to pay the ferryman on the River Styx, and many more flaps, foldouts, and other surprises. 

by Dugald A. Steer, Professor Alan Grey, Helen Ward, Gary Blythe, Jonny Duddle, Douglas Carrel, and Fred Gambino

The year is 1969, and Professor Alan Grey is ready to lead you on a magical mystery tour of a world where space creatures mingle with earthlings, unbeknownst to all but a chosen few. On the one hand, this dazzling book is a field guide to other worlds, from the solar system to the laws of time and space; from the many species and cultures in faraway galaxies to the primitive state of alienology studies here on Earth.

by Nick Holt - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology

Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, written in 1900, sheds light on what happened hence to the three vampire bloodlines --- especially the tortured souls known as the Belial. Interspersed are booklets, flaps and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring woman who seeks his help.

by Emily Hawkins - Children's, Children's Nonfiction

Look closely, for the secrets of the world's most famous magicians and illusionists --- from the ancient Egyptians through the early twentieth century "Handcuff King" himself - are contained within! More than a fascinating history of magic through the ages, ILLUSIONOLOGY is an indispensable guide unveiling step-by-step instructions for more than twenty-five astonishing feats.

by Jack Fawcett - Children's, Children's 8-12, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

What if dinosaurs had not died out? What if whole colonies of the prehistoric beasts had survived on a remote island off the coast of South America? The latest adventure in the best-selling ’Ology series offers young dinosaur lovers a tantalizing taste of what that would be like. The year is 1907, and young adventurer Raleigh Rimes is on an expedition to South America with real-life explorer Percy Fawcett. There he discovers the unimaginable: living dinosaurs roaming the rain forest!