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.

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: 0684856026

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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Explores the truth and the myths behind such legendary creatures as the Loch Ness monster and Sasquatch

The Cryptozoology a to Z

The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature

Author: Loren Coleman,Jerome Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439564776

Category: Science

Page: 270

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Explores the truth and the myths behind such legendary creatures as the Loch Ness monster and Sasquatch

Cryptozoology A to Z

The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature

Author: Loren Coleman,Jerome Clark

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613339964

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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Explores the truth and the myths behind such legendary creatures as the Loch Ness monster and Sasquatch

Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology

A Global Guide to Hidden Animals and Their Pursuers

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786497560

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 584

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On every continent and in every nation, animals unrecognized by modern science are reported on a daily basis. People passionately pursue these creatures--the name given to their field of study is cryptozoology. Coined in the 1950's, the term literally means the science of hidden animals. When the International Society of Cryptozoology (ISC) was formed in 1982, the founders declared that the branch of science is also concerned with the possible existence of known animals in areas where they are not supposed to occur (either now or in the past) as well as the unknown persistence of presumed extinct animals to the present time or to the recent past...what makes an animal of interest to cryptology is that it is unexpected. This reference work presents a flesh and blood view of cryptozoology. Here, 2,744 entries are listed, the majority of which each describe one specific creature or type of creature. Other entries cover 742 places where unnamed cryptids are said to appear; profiles of 77 groups and 112 individuals who have contributed to the field; descriptions of objects and events important to the subject; and essays on cryptotourism and hoaxes, for example. Appendices offer a timeline of zoological discoveries, annotated lists of movies and television series with cryptozoological themes, a list of crypto-fiction titles and a list of Internet websites devoted to cryptozoology.

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

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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!

Cryptozoology

Out of Time Place Scale

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

Publisher: Jrp Ringier

ISBN: 9783905770070

Category: Art

Page: 168

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

Cryptozoology

Science & Speculation

Author: Chad Arment

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930585157

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 393

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The author details the investigation of mystery animals, emphasizing the methodologies used to evaluate witness reports, analyze cultural beliefs, and actively search in the field. Cryptozoology can be an effective tool in zoological discovery. Those who investigate Bigfoot, lake monsters, sea serpents, and other unrecognized species will find a scientific foundation for their search. The author also explores a number of lesser-known cryptids and sighting reports, ranging from giant orangutans and oversized snakes to long-tailed bobcats and stone giants.

Encyclopedia of Time

Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506319939

Category: Science

Page: 1632

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"With a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that does not lend itself easily to the reference format, this work may not seem to support directly academic programs beyond general research, but it is a more thorough and up-to-date treatment than Taylor and Francis's 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. Highly recommended." —Library Journal STARRED Review Surveying the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present. By drawing together into one collection ideas from scholars around the globe and in a wide range of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will provide readers with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon experienced as time. Features Surveys historical thought about time, including those ideas that emerged in ancient Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and other periods Covers the original and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Discusses the significance of time in the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and numerous other authors Contains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, including astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians Includes artists' portrayals of the fluidity of time, including painter Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis Provides a truly interdisciplinary approach, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and many other cultures' conceptions of time Key Themes Biography Biology/Evolution Culture/History Geology/Paleontology Philosophy Physics/Chemistry Psychology/Literature Religion/Theology Theories/Concepts

Anthropology and Cryptozoology

Exploring Encounters with Mysterious Creatures

Author: Samantha Hurn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317180453

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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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.

Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopedia

A Critical Encyclopedia

Author: Brian Regal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313355088

Category: Science

Page: 191

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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. • 124 entries, from alchemy and alien abductions to yetis and zombies, that continually focus readers on the true nature of legitimate scientific methods and findings • An introductory essay, drawing on the work of genuine historians and philosophers of science, offering guidelines for assessing topics in pseudoscience • 40 original line drawings created specifically for this reference, depicting key individuals, creatures, artifacts, and more • An extensive bibliography of current and classic works on the full range of pseudoscience topics covered in this volume • An index that makes it easy to locate specific topics, terms, names, and ideas

Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Unexplained Creatures

Author: Matt Bougie

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502628473

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.

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

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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.

Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep

Author: Loren Coleman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110115344X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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From the serpentine "Champie" of Lake Champlain to the venerable "Nessie" of Loch Ness, extraordinary-and un-explained-creatures of the deep have been reported in sightings throughout the twentieth century. Now, two of the world's leading cryptozoological investigators provide a globetrotting field guide to when, where, and what kind of mysterious aquatic beasts have gripped the public—and sometimes the scientific—imagination. Filled with comprehensive drawings, classifications, and maps, their book offers an invaluable and unusual resource for the intrepidly curious to investigate these sightings firsthand or to simply enjoy the fascinating accounts that others have given.

Hunting Monsters

Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths

Author: Darren Naish

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1784281913

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Loch Ness Monster, bigfoot and the yeti have long held a fascination for people the world over. Debates about their actual existence or what they might really be have continued for decades, if not centuries. Known also as cryptids, they have spawned a body of research known as cryptozoology. This entertaining book looks at the evidence of these mysterious monsters and others and explores what they might really be (if they exist at all), why they have been represented as they have and the development of cryptozoology and how it has collected data to discover more about these unknown creatures.

The Field Guide to North American Monsters

Everything You Need to Know about Encoutnering Over 100 Terrifying Creatures in the Wild

Author: W. Haden Blackman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 249

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Describes the appearance, habitat, diet, and behavior of over 100 beasts drawn from mythology, urban legends, American and Canadian folklore, and sightings

The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates

Author: Loren Coleman,Patrick Huyghe

Publisher: Anomalist Books

ISBN: 9781938398391

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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The Field Guide to Bigfootand Other Mystery Primatesis a comprehensive study of the astonishing variety of puzzling primates that are being reported by eyewitnesses around the world but that science has failed to recognize. This fully illustrated volume not only contains the references, range maps, and typical footprints that appeared in the first edition, but it also contains a new, complete index and new preface that updates the discoveries made since this book was first published. Loren Coleman is the world's most popular living cryptozoologist. He appears frequently on television and radio, and has even been turned into a fictional character in novels and comic books. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Bigfoot!; Mysterious America; and Cryptozoology A to Z (with Jerome Clark). His fieldwork has taken him from Scotland's Loch Ness to the rainforests of Mexico, from the Everglades to the Pacific Northwest's Bigfoot country. Coleman is director of the International Cryptozoology Museum."

Mysterious America

The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures

Author: Loren Coleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539445

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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Bestselling author and noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable guidebook to America's most popular local legends, he prepares readers for their own adventure -- where to find the unbelievable spectacles on their journey, including: Phantom panthers haunting eastern North America Bay State ghosts and spirits Mad gassers in Illinois Champ, the famous Lake Champlain monster The Minnesota Iceman The Missouri Momo and the infamous Eastern Bigfoot And many more! Coleman's witty insight and astonishing experiences will captivate followers of Charles Fort and just-plain-curious readers alike. For, as Coleman frankly reveals, these strange creatures and unimaginable wonders may lie just beyond your own backyard....

Bigfoot!

The True Story of Apes in America

Author: Loren Coleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439187789

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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For years, scientists and researchers have studied, speculated about, and searched for an enigmatic creature that is legendary in the annals of American folklore. Now, learn the truth about... BIGFOOT! In this fascinating and comprehensive look at the fact, fiction, and fable of the North American "Sasquatch," award-winning author Loren Coleman takes readers on a journey into America's biggest mystery -- could an unrecognized "ape" be living in our midst? Drawing on over forty years of investigations, interviews, and fieldwork on these incredible beasts, Coleman explores the modern debates about these powerful, ape-like creatures, why they have remained a mystery for so long, and what we can learn about ourselves from these animals, our nearest cousins! From reports of Bigfoot's existence found in ancient Native American traditions, to the controversial Patterson-Gimlin film of a Bigfoot in the wild, to today's Internet sites that record the sightings almost as soon as they occur, Coleman uncovers the past, explains the present, and considers the future of one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in the natural world.

A Field Guide to the Cryptids of North America

Author: Courtney A. Shepherd, Dr.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540444257

Category:

Page: 128

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From the Altamaha-ha to Washingtons's Eagle, the lands, seas, and skies of North America are simply swarming with amazing animals yet unrecognized by science. Let Dr. Courtney A. Shepherd tell you how and where to find these mysterious creatures in this exciting new book! This essential guide contains more than 50 descriptions, over 25 illustrations, and information about collecting evidence, staying safe, and thoroughly documenting your discoveries.