The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology

Werewolves, Dragons, Skyfish, Lizard Men, and Other Fascinating Creatures Real and Mysterious

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Book Details

Pages

192 Pages

Size

4.75 x 8

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

03/01/2010

ISBN

978-1-57863-450-7

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Deena West Budd

    Deena Budd writes weekly articles for www.bellaonline.com as their Paranormal Editor. She has also been working in radio for many years, and hosts a Monday morning show on KHBL 96.9 out of Hannibal, Missouri.

The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology includes information, interviews, and stories about forty different cryptids seen in various places all over the world by credible eyewitnesses like policemen, rangers, and doctors. Readers will learn where and how to find flying humanoids, hairy humanoids, giants of all kinds including rabbits, bats and spiders, goblins, vampires, werewolves, demons, aliens and ghosts.

In the third book of our ‘Weiser Field Guides’ series, Bella online paranormal editor, Deena West Budd, surveys the stillemerging field of cryptozoologya term coined in the 1950s by a French zoologist named Bernard Heuvelmansthe study of “hidden” or “unknown” animals not recognized in standard zoology. From traditional cryptids like Big Foot, the Abonimable Snowman and Nessie, to mythical cryptids like unicorns, vampires, dragons, and werewolves, to lesser-known cryptids like bunyips (waterhorses), Encantado (Dolphin Men of Brazil), thunderbirds, mothmen, and chupacabra, these creatures are very much alive, says Budd, if beyond the realm of normal perception.

The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology includes a brief history of the field of cryptozoology and surveys all the creatures for which any credible amount of research exists. Budd gives readers tips on how to spot these creatures, as well as cautionary advice on how to interact with them. Two dozen line drawings rendered from eye witness descriptions accompany the text.

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