On the Track of Unknown Animals

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Kegan Paul International, 1995 - Nature - 677 pages
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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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Published as two volumes in 1955, cryptozoologist Heuvelmans's work provides a detailed analysis of mysterious creatures that, in the wake of scientific exploration by pioneering biologists, have ... Read full review

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Bernard Heuvelmans was the founder of cryptozoology -- the science of hidden animals. He traveled the world photographing what remains of wildlife and endeavoring to substantiate rumors and legends about animals known to local people but still unknown to science.

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