Science: The Romantic Zoologist

Big-Game Hunter Willy Ley* has returned from safari. Having tracked his prey through the dank undergrowth of large public libraries, he has put his trophies on exhibition in a newly published book, The Lungfish, the Dodo and the Unicorn (Viking; $3.75).

Ley calls his book "an excursion into romantic zoology." It is a lighthearted excursion. A man of deep zoological faith, Ley believes that animal myths are based on actual fact, and that many fearful and wonderful creatures, undreamed of (and unlisted) by more unromantic zoologists, may still roam the earth.

Gentle Unicorn. The unicorn, King of (nonexistent) Beasts, was reputed to be...

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