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Posted May 28, 2010
An Interesting Summary, Needs New Edition
Another reviewer complained about the biographies in this volume. If you are dealing with a speculative, controversial subject like cryptozoology, it helps to know about its participants. That said, this work is already dated. It would be good to have a new revised edition updating what has occurred in the last decade. I think the authors could have downplayed some of the wackier entries like thunderbirds and giant apes (how could we overlook 15 foot flying birds and 10+ foot hairy monsters?) and in favor of more coverage on plausible cryptids. The book also seemed to give more coverage to ape-like creatures and to neglect other mammals and birds. However, this is the cheapest book of its kind on B&N and could have been a blatant rip-off instead of a pretty good introduction to unknown animals. If you like the offbeat, this should be quite enjoyable.
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