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Abominable Science! – Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids - Columbia Scholarship Online
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Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Donald Prothero and Daniel Loxton


Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. This book explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. This is an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, the book takes on Bigfoot; the Yet ... More

Keywords: mythic beasts, legendary creatures, Bigfoot, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Loch Ness monster, cryptozoology, pseudoscience, paranormal phenomena

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231153201
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Prothero, author

Daniel Loxton, author

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