Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, Volume 2

Front Cover
ABC-CLIO, 2002 - Science - 722 pages
4 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

A comprehensive guide to cryptozoology--the quest to identify animals that have not been officially catalogued by science and to place these unknown animals into their proper zoological categories.


In this fascinating two-volume encyclopedia, author George M. Eberhart provides a comprehensive catalog of nearly 1,000 cryptids--unknown animals usually reported through eyewitness accounts and not yet described by science. Cryptids are the stuff of folklore, hoaxes, and genuine scientific breakthroughs. There are 400 now-classified cryptids once considered either extinct or pure fantasy. The cryptozoologist's job is to strip away the myth, misidentification, and mystery--and separate fact from fiction.

Mysterious Creatures covers everything from dinosaurs and the emala-ntouka, an elephant-killing dinosaur-like animal of central Africa, to searches for the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, and other cryptozoological hoaxes. Entries about specific animals include the derivation or meaning of each cryptid's name, its scientific name, variant names, a physical description, behavior, description of tracks, habitat, significant sightings, present status, and possible explanations. Illustrations and photographs accompany many entries. The book also includes resources and references for further information.


  • Over 1,000 A-Z entries ranging from a few paragraphs to several pages, each with bibliography
  • Over 60 photographs, illustrations, and drawings
  • A graphic depiction of the geologic time scale for the last 545 million years of Earth's history, including when different types of animals first appeared
  • An annotated list of over 400 animals discovered since l900

 

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I only read a couple of entries, but I think Mr. Eberhart should do more research on different entries. Like the Dobsegna entry in particular, as I have researched this topic extensively. He should have included more information about said sightings, quoted them, used the WWF sightings of paw prints on the Jayawijaya mountain range, et cetera. It would be a lot more credible, an it would sound less like it's copy-pasted from some internet post.  

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

poop it made me cry ALOT!

Contents

A
3
B
29
C
79
D
121
E
153
F
169
G
183
H
223
Q
451
R
455
S
467
T
533
U
565
V
571
W
575
X
599

I
243
J
255
K
263
L
289
M
305
N
365
O
399
P
415
Y
601
Z
621
Animals Discovered since 1900
623
Lake and River Monsters
655
Geographical Index
691
Cryptid Index
699
About the Author
723
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

George M. Eberhart is senior editor of American Libraries and specializes in UFO and psychic phenomena.

Bibliographic information