Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Book Nook: Adventures in Cryptozoology - Hunting for Yetis, Mongolian Deathworms and Other Not-So-Mythical Monsters

I recently had a chance to review Adventures in Cryptozoology: Hunting for Yetis, Mongolian Deathworms and Other Not-So-Mythical Monsters. It was an intriguing book, to say the least. 

The book includes a variety of elements: stories about mythical, extinct, and other unusual creatures; potential evidence for their existence; and tips for cryptozoology adventures, including gear and resources.

Crptozoology is the study of hidden, monstrous, and legendary animals, and author Richard Freeman is the Zoological Director of Centre for Fortean Zoology. He does a great job sharing the stories of his investigations of many creatures, including the Yeti, Mongolian Deathworm, Loch Ness Monster, Orang-Pendak, Ninki-Naka, and more.

This book explores the plausible rationale for the existence of some of these monsters, including examples that were once thought to be mythos but actually do exist in some form. It's a great book for those who like to blend the field of science and the fantastical - who are curious but want evidence.

Richard Freeman is a former zookeeper who has worked with over 400 species of animal and has a special interest in crocodiles. He is a full-time cryptozoologist and is the Zoological Director of The Centre for Fortean Zoology, the world's only professional organization dedicated to searching for unknown species. He is currently planing a series of trips in search of giant,man-eating crocodiles. He has lectured widely on cryptozoology at venues such as The Natural History Museum and the Grant Museum of Zoology. He has written a number of books on cryptozoology and folklore as well as horror fiction. His interest in strange creatures stems from a love of classic Doctor Who.

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