By Loren L. Coleman, Jerome Clark
The final quest for the world's so much mysterious creatures
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- those are the names of the elusive beasts that experience stuck the attention and captured the imaginations of individuals world wide for hundreds of years. lately, stories of those "monsters" were corroborated via a rise in sightings, and out of those legends a brand new technological know-how has been born: cryptozoology -- the examine of hidden animals.
Cryptozoology A to Z, the 1st encyclopedia of its style, comprises approximately 200 entries, together with cryptids (the identify given to those strange beasts), new animal unearths, and the explorers and scientists who look for them. Loren Coleman, one of many world's best cryptozoologists, groups up with Jerome Clark, editor and writer of numerous encyclopedias, to supply those definitive descriptions and plenty of never-before-published drawings and images from eyewitnesses' certain bills. filled with insights into the equipment of those scientists, intriguing stories of discovery, and the background and evolution of this box, Cryptozoology A to Z is the main whole reference ever of the latest zoological technology.
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