Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 200 pages
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Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures welcomes readers into the fascinating world of cryptozoology the scientific pursuit of legendary creatures that sometimes reveals hoaxes and sometimes identifies real, previously unknown species. Compiled by Michael Newton, author of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology, it is the first comprehensive guide covering the crossroads of zoology and folklore written for both the young and the young at heart.

Organized by type of creature type, such as giant animals, missing links, and living fossils, Hidden Animals surveys various beings reported and pursued worldwide from ancient times to the present, in every corner of the globe. In the process, it relates classic myths and legends to identified flesh-and-blood animals. Readers will be captivated by both the scientific evidence supporting the existence of specific cryptids and the exposure of notorious frauds or cases of mistaken identity.

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Contents

1 Too Big Too Small
1
2 Out of Place
21
3 Out of Time
39
4 Missing Links
55
5 From the Depths
73
6 Strange Skies
101
7 Mystery Maulers
123
8 Stranger Still
143
Whos Who in Cryptozoology
187
Glossary
189
Selected Bibliography
193
Index
195
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About the author (2009)

Michael Newton is a full-time freelance author with 212 books published since 1977 and 25 more scheduled for release from various houses through early 2011.

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