- Filename: on-the-track-of-unknown-animals.
- ISBN: 1138977527
- Release Date: 2016-11-18
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- Author: HEUVELMANS
Offers a comprehensive guide to identifying animals yet to be officially recognized in science, and discusses where these animals live and why they remain a mystery.
An examination of the evidence about the animals which may yet be found and are still unknown to science.
Tibet in the Western Imagination offers a highly readable account of Western writings about Tibet and the Himalayas from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, situating them within a transnational framework. Focusing on British and German sources, it examines how Tibet became a blank canvas on which Europeans could paint their fantasies and fears about developments in the West and across the globe. Comments on the 'forbidden city' of Lhasa, the Dalai Lama, mountaineering on the 'roof of the world' and on ordinary Tibetans often explicitly revealed their authors' thoughts about much wider issues. In the late nineteenth century many travellers were convinced of the superiority of Western rationalism, courage and Christianity. This changed rapidly during the 1920s and 1930s, as they wrote much more frequently about the negative aspects of Western 'civilization', such as modern warfare, urbanization and environmental degradation. Tibet, in turn, began to be represented as a place of great wisdom and truth.
The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creatures The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.
The work of Michel Foucault has been influential in the analysis of space in a variety of disciplines, most notably in geography and politics. This collection of essays is the first to focus on what Foucault termed ‘heterotopias’, spaces that exhibit multiple layers of meaning and reveal tensions within society.
The Esoteric Codex: Cryptozoology (First Edition) collects curated articles regarding cryptozoology.
The book examines ‘wildmen’, images of hairy humanlike creatures known to rural villagers and other local people in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Sometimes described in considerable detail, the creatures are reported as still living or as having survived until recent times. The aim of the book is to discover the source of these representations and their status in local systems of knowledge, partly in relation to distinct categories of spiritual beings, known animals, and other human groups. It explores images of the wildman from throughout Southeast Asia, focusing in particular on the Indonesian islands, and beyond, including the Asian mainland, Africa, North America, Africa, Australia, and Oceania. The book reveals how, in Southeast Asia and elsewhere, ‘wildmen’ cannot readily be explained as imaginary constructs rooted in cultural values and social institutions, nor as simply another kind of ‘spirit’. Also critically examined is a view of such figures as fundamentally similar expressions of a pan-human mental ‘archetype’. Forth concludes that many Asian and African figures are grounded in experience or memories of anthropoid apes supplemented by encounters with ethnic others. Representations developed among European immigrants (including the North American ‘sasquatch’) are, in part, similarly traceable to an indirect knowledge of primates, informed by long-standing European representations of hairy humans that have coloured western views of non-western peoples and which may themselves originate in ancient experience of apes. At the same time, the book demonstrates how Indonesian and other Malayo-Polynesian images cannot be explained in the same way, and explores the possibility of these reflecting an ancient experience of non-sapiens hominins.
The Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is the first one-volume, A-to-Z reference that identifies, defines, and explains all of the terms and ideas dealing with the somewhat murky world of the "almost sciences". Truly interdisciplinary and multicultural in scope, the Encyclopedia examines how fringe or marginal sciences have affected people throughout history, as well as how they continue to exert an influence on our lives today. This comprehensive reference brings together: superstitions and fads that are part of popular culture, such as fortune telling; healing practices once thought marginal that are now become increasingly accepted, such as homeopathy and acupuncture; frauds and hoaxes that have occurred throughout history, such as UFOs; mistaken theories first put forward as serious science, but later discarded as false, such as phrenology and racial typing, etc. More than 2000 extensively cross-referenced and illustrated entries cover prominent phenomena, major figures, events topics, places and associations.
A global survey of unknown creatures reported by thousands of eyewitnesses--creatures that have either been verified, refuted, or are still being examined by scientific researchers. * Nearly 100 entries on the full range of cryptids, organized into categories of types of animals * Primary sources, including eyewitness accounts of sightings of undocumented creatures * Sketches of reported hidden animals and photographs of real species uncovered in the pursuit of cryptids * A "Who's Who" in cryptozoology with brief biographies of major figures in the field * A wide-ranging bibliography of print and online resources for further exploration * A comprehensive index of animals (real and speculative), people, places, and discoveries
Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the 'Abominable Snowman,' and other manlike creatures have been reported in many cultures throughout history. Now, for the first time, international experts examine arguments for and against their existence.
Halloween is huge on the Internet and this guide will point the user to the very best resources online for both Halloween and the horror genre, while making an overall examination of some of the traditions, folklore, and history of Halloween and all things horrific. The book is not only an interesting introduction to these areas, but also provides resources for those hoping to delve deeper into the topics. Each chapter lists the best relevant sites and includes a brief description and pointers for surfing, as well as information on additional programs needed by certain sites. Learn how best to celebrate Halloween with sites on Halloween costumes, pumpkins and jack o' lanterns, throwing Halloween parties and decorating, and Halloween recipes. Check your fortune with online Ouija boards and palm readers. Be entertained by sites on horror, sci-fi, and fantasy artists, movies, fiction, and television, including archives, review sites, and author and celebrity sites. Get Halloween goodies for your computer such as screensavers, fonts, games, and wallpaper. Study up on the creatures of Halloween, unexplained phenomena, and ghosts, with ghosthunting Webcams and virtual haunted houses. Explore the traditions of Samhain, funeral customs, cemeteries, and epitaphs, with a celebrity grave search engine and instructions on how to make your own grave rubbings. From learning about the Mary Celeste to shopping online, this work will guide the Halloween lover through the Internet.
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Do Abominable Snowmen exist? Prepare yourself for a shock. In the opinion of one of the world's leading naturalists, not one, but possibly four separate kinds of yeti still walk the earth! Factual reports of wild, strange, hairy men have emanated from every continent except Australia and the Antarctic! Do they really live on the fringes of the towering Himalayas and the edge of myth-haunted Tibet? They do, but we are far more likely to catch one in the impenetrable Klamath Forests of Northern California. Now, at last, Ivan Sanderson, who has been accumulating material for 30 years on this subject, explains in clear language just why no Snowman has ever been captured and kept for a zoo or a museum -- though one was caught during the last century, in Canada.