The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide Paperback – 1 Apr 1999
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A fascinating look at the variety of mysterious apelike and humanlike creatures that have been seen around the world features range maps, eyewitness accounts of sightings, recent findings in the field of cryptozoology, and advice on what to do if a sighting occurs. Original.
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New Comprehensive Illustrations, Maps, and Footprints!
There is more that is hidden behind the generic name"Bigfoot" than meets the eye. This fully-illustrated, referenced Field Guide surveys a revolutionary new classification system that brings some insightful, zoological order to the chaos and ridicule that has be fallen the field for years.
Anyone, whether a marginally interested skeptic, a devoted follower of "Bigfoot" research, a fan of field-oriented nature studies, or a wanderer of the world's wild places will want to obtain The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide, as it serves as a gateway to adventure and a vehicle for sharing some serious zoological insights.
Explore the new frontiers of nature-neo-giants, hairy, upright creatures - the classic Sasquatch - spotted and filmed by two men in Six Rivers National Forest, California...true giants, like the nyalmo of the Himalayas, the cannibals of folklore, often fifteen feet tall, leave startling two foot long, four-toed tracks in the mud and snow...mer-beings, known as chupacabras, spiny-backed primates frequently blamed for the mutilation of sheep, goats, and other animals, sighted last year in Puerto Rico, the United States and Brazil...At a time when interest is running so high in what exactly is to be understood about the Patterson Bigfoot Film, finally a new comprehensive overview of the evidence (beyond the Film) is being published.
Thousands of reports of a wide variety of mysterious primates have intrigued humans since the beginning of recorded history, yet these shy and reclusive beings have eluded the most diligent attempts to verify their existence.
Here is the first-ever comprehensive study on an astonishing variety of puzzling ape like and human like animals that are still being seen today. This fully referenced volume includes range maps and typical footprints for each type of undiscovered creature sighted sightings - Detailed Illustrations - Newest findings in an exciting branch of cryptozoology - Likeliest locales and most common subtypes for sighting - Advice on what to do if a sighting occurs. And much more!
Top Customer Reviews
Coupled with the classifications, are 50 case studies each accompanied by an line illustration by Harry Trumbore. These case studies are short recounting of famous and not so famous, incidents and anecdotal information about each of these cases. The cases themselves are subgroup in a worldwide geographical breakdown, thus allowing a reader to view only the particular world area if they choose. Although some may question the inclusion of chupacabras or Steller's sea monkey (or ape) in the classification system, they do add some spice to the reading and perhaps offer a few un-thought of ideas.
The heart of the book though is not the case studies, rather the rationale for a reclassification to avoid the common term of "Bigfoot" around the world, as these mystery primates have been being reported long before the usage of the word "Bigfoot" in the mid-part of this century. The first portion of the book breaks down the various groups that make up the classification, these being: Neo-Giant, True Giant, Marked Hominid, Neandertaloid, Erectus Hominid, Proto-Pygmy, Unknown Pongid, Giant Monkey, and Merbeings. By far the last class, Merbeings, is the most controversial.
Additionally the latter part of the book deals with best bets as to which of these mystery creatures may be discovered first. It must also be said that some of the inclusions are historical and that the creatures described may no longer exist.Read more ›
The authors have presented the cases, not as the "be all and end all" of mystery primate reference, but rather, as the title denotes, as a "field guide". The historical accounts are informative, nicely condensed, and feature excellent drawings by Harry Trumbore.
It can be argued that the differences in individual sightings leading to the creation of so many distinct "classifications" has the effect of lessening credibility, but the reader is free to make their own judgements. Although some would relegate it to the realm of "mythology", the majority of the sightings are based on solid historical evidence. To include more than one or two specific sightings per entry would have burdened the book with unnecessary bulk and turned it from a "field-guide" into an "encyclopedia".
Overall it is another excellent book from a cryptozoologist with nearly 40 years of experience.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Covers all aspects of "Hairy" creature sightings Interesting, informative. Covers sightings over thousands of years. Read morePublished on 30 July 1999
Hey, this is an interesting book full of some things that others are afraid to say about animals people are really seeing in the backcountry. Read morePublished on 13 April 1999
Coleman's theories are interesting, but the host of creatures he presents are given with little substantiation for their existence. Read morePublished on 11 April 1999
A great field guide which encompasses centuries old mystery primates, to the authors' conclusions as to which unknown hairy homonoids are most likely to be discovered in the next... Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 1999
Veteran anomalist Loren Coleman and science writer Patrick Huyghe have written an intelligent, absorbing overview, taking material that is certainly controversial -- and, to... Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 1999
Coleman's attempt to taxonomize mystery primates does not stand up to comparison against Heuvelman's earlier, mighty attempt with sea serpent reports. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 1999