By Loren L. Coleman, Jerome Clark
The final quest for the world's so much mysterious creatures
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- those are the names of the elusive beasts that experience stuck the attention and captured the imaginations of individuals all over the world for hundreds of years. lately, stories of those "monsters" were corroborated through a rise in sightings, and out of those legends a brand new technology has been born: cryptozoology -- the learn of hidden animals.
Cryptozoology A to Z, the 1st encyclopedia of its style, comprises approximately 200 entries, together with cryptids (the identify given to those strange beasts), new animal unearths, and the explorers and scientists who look for them. Loren Coleman, one of many world's top cryptozoologists, groups up with Jerome Clark, editor and writer of numerous encyclopedias, to supply those definitive descriptions and lots of never-before-published drawings and images from eyewitnesses' unique bills. filled with insights into the equipment of those scientists, interesting stories of discovery, and the historical past and evolution of this box, Cryptozoology A to Z is the main entire reference ever of the latest zoological technological know-how.
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Lured by a big reward posted for the killing of the beast, hunters scoured the countryside. Some saw the creature and swore they had wounded it. Others killed any wolf that crossed their paths. Nothing seemed to work. As rhe panic spread , entire villages were abandoned. By now the episode had become an international sensation . The English periodical St. james's Chronicle was not alone in speculating thar some "new Species" neither wolf nor tiger nor hyena had been set loose in the French provinces.
S SIG BIRD was home to so many lake sturgeon In the 1800s that it was known as the caviar capical of North America. The sturgeon was fished nearly out of ex istence on Erie, but it is now making a comeback . In the summer of 1998, a fisherman off New York's Lake Erie cmlst caught a seven-foot , four-inch, 250-pound sturgeon. "They do look prehistoric," Davies said . " Where other fish have scales, the lake sturgeon has boney plates . The plates give the fish a reptilian, leathery look. The sturgeon is a bottom feeder, though it rises occasionally to the surface of the water.
H e worked nrst as a teacher and later :15 a Russian-English rransiacor. He studied under such individuals as Professor B. F. POl'shoev and P. P. Smolin, chief curator of the Darwin Museum in Moscow. H e rook part in Marie-Jeanne Koffmann's expeditions in search of Almas in the Caucasus and made reconnaissance trips in the same region on his own . An aC(ive member of rhe Relict H ominoid Research Semina r at the D arwin Museum since 1964, he became the chairman of the seminar in 1975. Bayanov was a founding board memo ber of the International Society of Cryptozoology and served on the ISC Board of Directors through 1992.
Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature by Loren L. Coleman, Jerome Clark