Monster Spotter's Guide to North America

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F+W Media, Inc., Jul 11, 2007 - Humor - 256 pages
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Like a bird-watching guide... only for monsters

Monsters represent the dark side of humanity–the primal, animal impulses that reside in every single one of us. They have preyed upon our imaginations and our fears since the dawn of civilization.

North America is home to a wide array of fearsome beasts, including hairy monsters, flying monsters, lake monsters, and other unexplained phenomena. Monster Spotter's Guide geographically catalogs more than one hundred legendary monsters reported to inhabit the continent.

From the mythical Sasquatch of the Pacific Northwest to the vicious Mexican goatsucker known as El Chupacabra, you'll read about the legends and major sightings of the most widely feared creatures reported to exist–plus a few you might have never heard of.

Within these pages you'll find detailed pen-and-ink drawings, helpful quick-reference boxes for immediate identification of key monster traits, a glossary of cryptozoology terms, useful appendices, case studies and more.

Let this book be your guide, and explore the legends for yourself. Anyone can be a monster spotter...when you start looking, you never know what you might find.

 

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Great book for the monsterobsessed.

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Contents

Introduction
Monsters of the Northeast
Monsters of the South
Monsters of the Midwest
Monsters of the West
Monsters of the Southwest
Monsters of the Pacific Northwest
Monsters of Canada
APPENDIX ARemedial Monster School
APPENDIX BMonster Spotters Tool Kit
APPENDIX CMonster Spotters Glossary
APPENDIX DMonstrous Carcasses
APPENDIX EMonster Time Line
Appendix FResources
Case Studies
CASE STUDY NO 1The Severed Monster Head

Monsters of Mexico
More Monsters of North America
Appendices
CASE STUDY NO 2The Lake Leelanau Monster
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About the author (2007)

Aside from being a monster enthusiast, Scott Francis is a founding editor for the literary journal Fresh Boiled Peanuts and coauthor of The Writer's Book of Matches. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and lives his life according to a strict moral code of his own devising. A native of the mountainous regions of North Carolina, he currently lives in Cincinnati with his very patient and understanding wife, three cats, and a sinister black dog of possible supernatural origin. www.myspace.com/monsterspotter

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