Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures

Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures

by Michael Newton
     
 

A global survey of unknown creatures reported by thousands of eyewitnesses—creatures that have either been verified, refuted, or are still being examined by scientific researchers.

• Nearly 100 entries on the full range of cryptids, organized into categories of types of animals

• Primary sources, including eyewitness accounts of sightings of

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Overview

A global survey of unknown creatures reported by thousands of eyewitnesses—creatures that have either been verified, refuted, or are still being examined by scientific researchers.

• Nearly 100 entries on the full range of cryptids, organized into categories of types of animals

• Primary sources, including eyewitness accounts of sightings of undocumented creatures

• Sketches of reported hidden animals and photographs of real species uncovered in the pursuit of cryptids

• A "Who's Who" in cryptozoology with brief biographies of major figures in the field

• A wide-ranging bibliography of print and online resources for further exploration

• A comprehensive index of animals (real and speculative), people, places, and discoveries

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"Prolific freelance author Newton profiles 93 creatures not recognized by modern science, or in some cases officially extinct but still encountered by ordinary people. They include giant and pygmy versions of otherwise respectable creatures, animals living where or when they are not supposed to, animals that are part one thing and part another, deep sea and deep sky denizens, maulers, and those too weird to fit into any category of weirdness." - SciTech Book News

"The well-researched, informative text is presented in a methodical format and black-and-white illustrations serve to enhance the text. The type and amount of information presented gives an excellent overview of the subject and will serve as a starting place for further research." - ARBAonline

"The text is impeccably resourced, and the tone is neutral. . . its presentation is sufficiently mature to keep an adult audience reading happily. . . . Recommended. Academic, two-year technical program, and general readers, all levels." - Choice

VOYA - Rachel Wadham
Cryptozoology is the study of hidden animals entirely ignored by mainstream science because many believe these animals do not exist; however, sightings continue to be reported. This field guide chronicles sightings of ninety three of these hidden creatures. Some of the animals are thought to be extinct, others roam in unnatural territories, and others defy scientific logic. From the more well known, such as giant piranhas, Nessie, and Bigfoot, to the less common, such as Marozi (a spotted lion), Minhocao (a giant earthworm), and Mothman (a large winged creature), this book presents a wide array of evidence that these creatures may still be on the earth. Using a dispassionate scholarly tone, Newton offers only a glimpse of each animal and instead focuses on cataloging the sightings and noting the physical evidence collected for each creature. This format leaves the reader wanting to know more about these creatures, a deficit that the author compensates for by including lists for further reading. While the author's style and tone allow readers to make up their own minds if the evidence shows fact or fiction, sadly they also make the text lifeless and very dull. Overall this work provides some fascinating information in a one-stop source; however, it will have limited interest and is probably most suited to large library collections. Reviewer: Rachel Wadham

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313359064
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Newton is a full-time freelance author with 212 books published since 1977 and 25 more scheduled for release from various houses through early 2011.

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