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Abominable science! : origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and other famous cryptids

Author: Daniel Loxton; Donald R Prothero
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Loxton and Prothero complete an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on demonstrably false phenomena, presenting both the arguments for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience perpetuating their myths.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Loxton; Donald R Prothero
ISBN: 9780231153218 023115321X 0231153201 9780231153201
OCLC Number: 907936593
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Winner of Outstanding Title in University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries 2017
Description: xvi, 411 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Cryptozoology : real science or pseudoscience? --
Bigfoot : the Sasquatch --
The Yeti : the Abominable Snowman --
Nessie : the Loch Ness monster --
The evolution of the sea serpent : from Hippocamp to Cadborosaurus --
Mokele Mbembe : the Congo dinosaur --
Why do people believe in monsters? : the complexity of cryptozoology.
Responsibility: Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero.

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