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On The Track Of Unknown Animals Hardcover – 9 Jan 1995

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  • Hardcover: 714 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3Rev Ed edition (9 Jan. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0710304986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0710304988
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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"This entertaining volume is as good a guide book to the undiscovered as could be had."-- "The New York Times Book Review" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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On the Track of Unknown Animals presents evidence for the existence of numerous other large animals which have been reported by local people, but which have not yet been identified and described by science. The still 'hidden' animals presented here include the man-faced creatures of Southeast Asia, the living fossils of Oceania, the reported giant sloth and still unknown apes of South America, stories of mammoths still ranging over the Siberian taiga, as well as descriptions of many as yet unexplained strange creatures of the African jungles. A current topic of leading interest in cryptozoology is the accumulating body of evidence that Neanderthal Man - a relative of modern man but a separate species from Homo sapiens - almost surely lived simultaneously with modern man into historic times, and is probably still living in remote jungles and mountain fastnesses of the Asian Continent.

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It's a classic, anyone who likes crypto zoology would love this, even before the field of interest was known by that name. H was the first person to seriously approach this subject from a scientific view point, which was brave at the time, in the 1950s. Engaging and inspiring indeed as an example of thinking and having the courage to act 'outside the box'. 10/10. SJB/UK.
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This was a good price - better than eBay - and, so my husband tells me, it's just like the copy he used to take out of his local library when he was a boy (he's nearly 60 now), including the photographs. Apparently, the photographs were always a bit blurred and tatty looking and that was part of the charm. He thought it was brilliant to have a copy again and had no complaints.
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Be warned: this reprint of what has become the standard text on crytozoology is not of the best quality binding and printing. Photographs in particular look like poor photocopies and the cover feels like cardboard covered in clingfilm.

That said, if you cannot get hold of an original print from ebay, this is the only alternative which is better than nothing I suppose. The text and Heuvelmans passion for the subject remain essential reading on this subject.
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very good!
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 21 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed read it and much admire the works of the ... 2 July 2015
By Pablo J.Hernandez Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
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A classical book, a very well written and documented research in fields of natural history, zoology and cultural anthropology. I enjoyed read it and much admire the works of the author in a scientific region usually not recommended in the regular curriculum. More a half century after first edition, this volume is a good intellectual fellow yet.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bible of crytozoology 5 April 2014
By Crazy Ian - Published on Amazon.com
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A must read for anyone interested in unknown animals. Heuvelmans basically created the field of Cryptozoology. There are a lot of legends and "old wives tales" but this book is very well written and not all in the style of supermarket tabloids or the supernatural crowd.

As of April 2014, there are multiple editions/printings of this book so you should not have to pay $200+ for a copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thoroughly enjoyable, popularly-targeted research & archaeozoology compendium 7 April 2006
By Bruce D. Wilner - Published on Amazon.com
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Heuvelmans has written an absorbing work that falls just short of masterpiece stature. The scope of the coverage is breathtaking, revealing the author's encyclopedic command of the field and unmistakably belying his tremendous enthusiasm for the material. From the outset, I would argue that the opus is more "archaeozoological" than "cryptozoological," as the author tends to devote nearly all of his attention to the details and history of collection of evidence for this cryptid or that, and upon the associated sociological phenomena (e.g., folktales, taboos, sculptures), than he does to ecological analysis of the theorized creatures' ontogenies within their respective biomes. The work reads almost like a compendium of forensic dossiers: for each cryptid he treats, Heuvelmans carefully narrates the historical accretion of man's evidentiary knowledge base-even to the details of each relevant archaeological expedition, whether splendidly fructiferous or gut-wrenchingly frustrating. Of particular note, Heuvelmans turns unsuccessful hunts into positive experiences, arguing how even failure to find this or achieve that adds monotonically to scientists' knowledge bases. Other aspects that are equally indicative of the author's love for his material include the proliferation of hand-drawn illustrations: while clearly no artist, he has striven to provide visual aids-even as minor as a small piece of skin or a vague scrimshaw on narwhal tusk-wherever they might prove edifying.

On the critical side, I may level two accusations that do not go very far toward pejorating the work. Firstly, taken from a continent-by-continent perspective, the coverage is not balanced. Although cryptozoological mysteries-and the oral and/or literary traditions that are often associated therewith-besprinkle the entire globe, the author devotes precious little attention to the boreal zones and none whatsoever to North America! Secondly-and, indeed, this is intertwined with the sparsity of North American coverage-Heuvelmans says next to nothing about sasquatch or some of his cryptohominid cousins, e.g., the central Asian almas and the Australian yay-ho and lo-an (although he most thoroughly dissects the evidence for and against the yeti). But, just perhaps, this second omission can be blamed upon prevailing undertones in the academic community: specifically, it was not until the 1958 incidents in logging camps in rural northern California that the "bigfoot" phenomenon began to attract serious attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On the Track book review 31 Dec. 2016
By Joyce Leather - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was a Christmas present for my husband. He was totally amazed and surprised. Even without the dust cover it's a collectors dream. The seller got the book right out, wrote a nice email book and I could tell it was a favorite of his. Thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, insane prices. 17 Sept. 2016
By Club Belgique - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic read, and really a "must have" for those who study Cryptozoology, a word not created by Heuvelmans. Sad to see the hardcover price has increased almost 3x since 2002, and the Kindle edition is an obscene price.
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