Part 2 of the book is Black's opus, his lifetime's work; 'The Codex Extinct Animalia.' A collection of anatomical drawings illustrating the anatomy of mythical creatures from throughout history. Black developed a strange and morbid curiosity of these creatures believing that they were the 'anatomical ancestors of humankind.' A truly exciting and interesting read followed by a collection of mind-blowing art work.
I would possibly use this book to inspire some fictional biographies, Dr. Frankenstein for example.
I would love to know how you might use it in the classroom.