|Wonder Beasts: Tales and Lore of the Phoenix, the Griffin, the Unicorn, and the Dragon|
|Libraries Unlimited, 1995|
This rather academic treatment of the beasts of legends includes encyclopedia-like entries, excerpts from classic texts, and more modern tales. Each chapter begins by tracing the orgins of the creature and discusses the forms it has taken in various cultures. Nigg presents ancient writings from such people as Herodotus, Pliny the Elder, and Ovid to give a historical literary picture.