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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Anomalist Books (12 Aug. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193839805X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938398056
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 532,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the most prolific and entertaining fortean writers of modern days Dr Shuker never fails to delight and impress. Mirabilis is no exception. Its cover, wonderfully rendered by Ant Wallis, brings to mind the classic film The 7 Faces of Dr Lao based on the novel by Charles J Finney. In old circus like cages a giant lemur, a unicorn and a pterosaur are seen whilst behind them a dragon looms.
Karl has a wild talent for covering subjects most other authors in the field ignore, have forgotten or have never even heard of. He digs up new details and cases like a pig digs truffles. Case in point is the chapter on `Trunko' the weird, white furred, elephantine trunked beast said to have been seen battling two whales of the cost off Margate, South Africa in 1924, subsequently washing ashore dead. The beast had baffled cryptozoologists for decades. Together with his German colleague Markus Hemmler piece together the long overdue answer to the riddle with the help of never before published photographs uncovered by Hemmler.
Elsewhere Karl looks at the fantastic fauna of Madagascar turning up strange stories that escaped ever Dr Bernard Heuvelmans , the grandfather of cryptozoology himself. Here are sightings, some intriguingly recent , of what sound like giant lemurs thought long extinct but pigmy hippos but also what sound like primitive hominans lurking in the wilder parts of this island continent.
As a lifelong reptile keeper and self-confessed crocodile fanatic the chapter on crocodilian mysteries was bound to be a favourite of mine. The stories of giant crocodiles in Africa and huge marine crocodiles were familiar to me. Less so the horned crocodiles of Madagascar and the `frog' crocodiles of Borneo.
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Karl Shuker sits astride (and continues to do his best to bring together) the fields of zoology and cryptozoology. This is yet another of his well researched journey's into some of the less known cryptids of the world. drawing together previous articles, blogs and correspondence, he delivers a pick and mix of the strange, absurd and misidentified. It's an enjoyable read and again demonstrates that a scholarly approach can bring gravitas to more esoteric subjects.
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The wonderful thing about Dr Karl Shuker's works is that he has the ability write in such a manor that anyone no matter their age can pick up one of his phenomenally illustrated and superbly researched and written book's. It's a rare thing in my house for my children to read anything that i'm interested in but not when it's from this amazing author. My 10 yr old daughter actually sit's and reads the books before I get the chance to read them.
There has yet to be a Karl Shuker published book that I have not thoroughly been thrilled to read. No matter the subject matter every page is a pleasure to read and leaves you wanting more.
I could thoroughly recommend this book or any other by this author.
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