The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates

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Author: Redfern, Nick

Brand: Visible Ink Pr


  • Visible Ink Pr

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 400

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Release Date: 15-09-2015

Details: Product description The definitive guide to Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, and other man-primates from an established author and respected expert on the unexplained and paranormal. Does a hulking, hairy, 800-pound, nine-foot-tall, elusive primate roam the woods and forests throughout North America—and the world? What should we make of the grainy videos and photos and the thousands of eyewitness reports? Audio-recordings exist purporting to be the creatures’ eerie chatter and bone-chilling screaming. Whether called Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, or something else, bipedal primates appear in folklore, legends, and eyewitness accounts in every state of the union and many places around the world. The fascination with the man-beast is stronger than ever in today’s pop culture.Exploring the history, movies, and literature, the conspiracy theorizing, and the world of the supernatural, The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti, and Cryptid Primates is a comprehensive resource to the man-beast. With nearly 200 entries and 120 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, it is the definitive guide to understanding, hunting, and avoiding the brute, as well as discovering the facts behind the sightings and horrifying tales. It covers 400 years of folklore, mythology, history, and pop culture, including Native American lore, the “wild men” reports in the pages of 19th century-era American newspapers, Florida's Myakka Skunk Ape, Australia's Yowie, China's Yeren, Himalayas’ Yeti, Russian expeditions, Harry and the Hendersons, Exists and the countless movies titled Bigfoot, as well as specials on the television shows Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, scientific reports and findings, and much, much more.Various documentaries and reality television shows have all superficially tackled the subject, but Nick Redfern presents a truly complete and comprehensive look at cryptid primates. It is a richly researched reference, overflowing with fascinating information to make readers think—and reconsider their next camping trip. From School Library Journal Gr 6–9—This thorough encyclopedia of the Bigfoot legend offers hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries on all things Bigfoot, including specific legends from different locations, sightings stories, movies, theories, and related phenomena. Black-and-white images of storytellers and sites are featured throughout, and the book has a clean layout with sidebars. However, while the entries are well ordered and clear, there is no set structure in terms of naming or topic division. Entries on films, for instance, are named for the given movie, while other sections are named for the location where a sighting was reported. Other entries are items of interest (such as "Dogs and Bigfoot"), but there is no way to categorize these subjects and separate them out. In addition, the point of view of the encyclopedia lacks consistency: some entries are written in an academic style (though with no citations), while others read like personal stories (some even suggesting that Bigfoot is not only real, but also a danger to the general public). VERDICT While not recommended for reports or serious research, this title could be a good springboard for further reading if taken with a grain of salt.—Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City Review "A wild, woolly compendium of our man-ape obsessions." — Library Journal "... useful encyclopedia ... bang up-to-date. Newcomers to this complex topic will do well to start here." — Fortean Times "... thorough encyclopedia of the Bigfoot legend ..." — School Library Journal "... like all of Nick Redfern’s books, it is a damn good scary read." — Magonia Review of Books "... a comprehensive resource into the most notable creature known to Cryptozoology." — "The giftee you know who loves things that go stomp in the night will also love opening The Bigfoot Book, by Nick Redfern. It’s a book about large, hairy creatures: Yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Little Red Men, and other critters you don’t want to meet on a dark and stormy night." — Bookworm Sez "There are so many stories included here that it is hard to keep them all straight. Thank goodness for the index! You do not have to be a believer to enjoy this everything Bigfoot book. Read it for the sheer fun of folklore." — Children's Literature "A fun jaunt through lesser-known Bigfoot yarns and interpretations ..." — About the Author Nick Redfern is the author of 30 books on Bigfoot, lake monsters, the Abominable Snowman, and other unexplained phenomena, including Monster Files, Monster Diary, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; There’s Something in the Woods; Contactees; The Real Men in Black; The NASA Conspiracies; Strange Secrets; and – with fellow Texas-based researcher and author Ken Gerhard – Monsters of Texas. He has appeared on numerous TV shows, including: Fox News; the BBC’s Out of This World; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; the Space Channel’s Fields of Fear; the History Channel’s Monster Quest, America’s Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens and UFO Hunters; Science’s The Unexplained Files; the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Originally from the UK, Nick lives on the fringes of Dallas, Texas.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.0 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English

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