Cryptozoology A To Z

The Encyclopedia Of Loch Monsters Sasquatch Chupacabras And Other Authentic M

Author: Loren Coleman,Jerome Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147795

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creatures The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.

Attack of the Killer Facts!

1,001 Terrifying Truths about the Little Green Men, Government Mind-Control, Flesh-Eating Bacteria, and Goat-Sucking Vampires

Author: Eric Gryzymokowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440525390

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 1307


Factoid Attack: Inherent sadistic streak in dentists confirmed! The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred Southwick. Not surprising, dentists have been perfecting torture devices for centuries. Factoid Attack: Galaxy at risk! Intelligent life in short supply! In 1961, Astronomer Frank Drake estimated the number of probable intelligent civilizations inhabiting our galaxy. Using conservative numbers, that estimate came to 10,000. Unfortunately, we are not included in that total. Factoid Attack: Colorblind bulls hate all matadors equally! The color of a matador's cape, or muleta, is traditionally red, which is widely believed to irritate the bull. In reality, bulls are colorblind, so it is irrelevant what color cape a matador uses to antagonize them. Shot in the dark, but maybe it's the being stabbed with swords bit that pisses them off. Forget Fringe, Warehouse 13, and The X-Files. In this book, you'll find more weird and wacko truths than in all those combined. From golden poison dart frogs with enough venom to kill ten grown humans to cockroaches that can survive radiation 15 times stronger than what kills people, scary and strange just got scarier—and stranger!

Wasser in der mittelalterlichen Kultur / Water in Medieval Culture

Gebrauch – Wahrnehmung – Symbolik / Uses, Perceptions, and Symbolism

Author: Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich,Christian Rohr,Michael Stolz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110437430

Category: History

Page: 658

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Wasser ist Leben. Der individuelle Organismus, menschliche Sozialbildungen und Kulturleistungen sind auf das Wasser angewiesen. Es kann lebenserhaltend und zerstörend, verbindend und trennend, erlösend und auflösend wirken. Menschliche Gesellschaften und Institutionen sind gezwungen, sich diesen ambivalenten Funktionen zu stellen. Das natürliche Element Wasser fordert zu kulturellen Reaktionen im Bereich seiner Bewirtschaftung, Bewertung und Symbolik heraus. Alle Funktionen, die das Wasser in der realen Welt erfüllt, können auch in Literatur und Kunst thematisiert werden. Der Sammelband vereinigt, aufbauend auf dem 16. Symposium des Mediävistenverbands e.V. vom 22. bis 25. März 2015 in Bern, 47 Beiträge aus der Geschichtswissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte, Medizingeschichte, Theologie, Philosophie und aus den Literaturwissenschaften zu den Themenfeldern Wahrnehmungen von Flüssen, Meeren und Mündungen; Schifffahrt, Wassernutzung, Wasser in Religion, Ritus und Volksglaube; philologisch-literarische Annäherungen an das Wasser, Wassertiere in der Literatur sowie Wasser in der Architektur und Kunst. Es ist der erste Versuch überhaupt, die Rolle des Wassers in der mittelalterlichen Kultur derart umfassend und interdisziplinär zu beleuchten.

Anthropology and Cryptozoology

Exploring Encounters with Mysterious Creatures

Author: Samantha Hurn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317180453

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 5040


Cryptozoology is best understood as the study of animals which, in the eyes of Western science, are extinct, unclassified or unrecognised. In consequence, and in part because of its selective methods and lack of epistemological rigour, cryptozoology is often dismissed as a pseudo-science. However, there is a growing recognition that social science can benefit from engaging with it, for as as social scientists are very well aware, ’scientific’ categorisation and explanation represents just one of a myriad of systems used by humans to enable them to classify and make sense of the world around them. In many cultural contexts, myth, folk classification and lived experience challenge the ’truth’ expounded by scientists. With a reflexive, anthropological approach and drawing on rich empirical and ethnographic studies from around the world, this volume engages with the theoretical and methodological issues raised by reported sightings of unrecognised animals. Bringing into sharp focus the anthropological value and challenges for methodology posed by beliefs about unclassified creatures, Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring encounters with mysterious creatures will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists and geographers working in the fields of research methods, anthrozoology, mythology and folklore and human-animal interaction.

Abominable Science!

Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Author: Daniel Loxton,Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526814

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 3935


Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world.

Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Unexplained Creatures

Author: Matt Bougie

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502628473

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5754


For many centuries, unexplained creatures have caused people to go on epic searches around the world. Some enduring legends that have tested and tried many an adventurer are Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. This book explores the best-known tales associated with these legends and presents scientific approaches that many have undertaken to prove these legends true. Full of photographs, eyewitness accounts, hoaxes, and scientific evidence, this book examines the status of these creatures, from the legendary to the real.

Yeti, the Abominable Snowman

Author: Laura Anne Gilman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823935659

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8746


Examines the origins and mythology of the Yeti, reports and sightings, recent scientific investigations, and possible explanations.

Lake Monster Mysteries

Investigating the World's Most Elusive Creatures

Author: Benjamin Radford

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081317130X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 7277


For centuries, eyewitnesses around the world—from America to Africa, Argentina to Scotland—have reported sightings of dark, mysterious creatures in area lakes that surface briefly, only to quickly disappear. While the most famous lake monsters of Loch Ness and Lake Champlain have gained international notoriety, hundreds of lakes around the world are said to shelter these shadowy creatures. Lake Monster Mysteries is the first book to examine these widespread mysteries from a scientific perspective. By using exhaustive research and results from firsthand investigations to help separate truth from myth, the authors foster our understanding of what really lurks in the cold, murky depths. Benjamin Radford and Joe Nickell are considered to be among the top lake monster authorities in the world. Here they share unique insights into many of the world’s best-known lake monsters. They interview witnesses and local experts and discuss the different types of lake monster sightings, delve into possible explanations for those sightings, and examine hoaxes, evidence claims, and legends surrounding the monsters. The authors have also conducted groundbreaking fieldwork and experiments at the lakes and have examined recent photographic and sonar evidence. Incorporating newly-revealed information and up-to-date developments in the cases they present, professional monster hunters Radford and Nickell plunge into both the cultural histories of these creatures and the scientific inquiries that may hold the key to these mysteries.

Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787687885

Category: Children's literature

Page: 288

View: 4818


An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs. Also availa is a cumulative author index, published in odd-numbered volumes.

Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787687885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 8135


Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs

Mysterious Creatures, Lost Worlds and Amazing Inventions

Author: Gregory L. Reece

Publisher: I B Tauris & Company Limited


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

View: 2514


A journey into the bizarre world of science, religion, and pseudoscience looks at the mysteries of the Yeti, Shangri-La, lost civilizations, strange creatures in Loch Ness, Nikola Tesla's time travel and anti-gravity theories, Atlantis, and other oddities.

Lingua Franca

The Review of Academic Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education, Higher

Page: N.A

View: 4708



a critical encyclopedia

Author: Brian Regal

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313355073

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 191

View: 5296


More than just a collection of factual entries, this rich resource explores the difference between scientific and pseudoscientific pursuits in a way that spurs readers to ask questions and formulate answers.

Tom Slick

True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology

Author: Loren Coleman

Publisher: Linden Pub

ISBN: 9780941936743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 5683


This true story of Texas millionaire Tom Slick's quest for the Abominable Snowman and other cryptids—creatures unknown to science—reveals a life made for the movies. Fascinating stories of Slick's early brushes with adventure such as his stepfather's abduction by George “Machine Gun” Kelly in 1933 and his creation of a research facility near Loch Ness are followed by his later expeditions into Nepal and the Pacific Northwest in search of the yeti and its counterpart, the Sasquatch. The story of Slick's amazing, fanatic, and driven search for the stuff of legends takes readers on a whirlwind journey from the dense temperate rainforests of Washington State to the icy peaks of the Himalayas—and shows that sometimes cryptids leave the halls of the imagination and are found and captured, as proved by the giant panda and the Komodo dragon, leaving readers to wonder what more there is to be discovered.


Out of Time Place Scale

Author: Mark Bessire,Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Museum of Art

Publisher: Jrp Ringier

ISBN: 9783905770070

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 3896


Edited by Marc Bessire, Raechell Smith. Text by Loren Coleman, Loring Danforth, Dave Filipi, Sean Foley, Chris Thompson, Nato Thompson.

Du Bigfoot au Yeti

anthropologie de l'imaginaire : catalogue de l'exposition, actes du colloque "L'humain, entre réalité et imaginaire," Quinson, le 1er juillet 2007

Author: Gilles Boëtsch,Jean Gagnepain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782951726154

Category: Primates

Page: 139

View: 2449


Archäologie - Theorie - Forschungsgeschichte - Kulturelle Anthropologie - Vorstellungswelt.

Culturas imperiales

experiencia y representación en América, Asia y Africa

Author: Ricardo Donato Salvatore,Renato Ortiz

Publisher: Beatriz Vierbo Editora


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 383

View: 646


MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Multicultural education

Page: N.A

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