Cryptozoology: Science & Speculation

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Coachwhip Publications, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 393 pages
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The author details the investigation of mystery animals, emphasizing the methodologies used to evaluate witness reports, analyze cultural beliefs, and actively search in the field. Cryptozoology can be an effective tool in zoological discovery. Those who investigate Bigfoot, lake monsters, sea serpents, and other unrecognized species will find a scientific foundation for their search. The author also explores a number of lesser-known cryptids and sighting reports, ranging from giant orangutans and oversized snakes to long-tailed bobcats and stone giants.
 

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Contents

Acknoledgments
6
What is Cryptozoology?
9
A Scientific Foundation for an Investigative Methodology
19
A Logical Foundation for an Investigative Methodology
38
An Ethnozoological Foundation for an Investigative Methodology
56
The Rationale for Cryptozoology
74
The Methodology of Cryptozoology
94
The Feasibility of Cryptozoology
128
The Great Naked Bear
268
Stone Giants
275
The Pichucuate
285
Giant Snakes in the Everglades
293
The Broad Top Serpent and other Boss Snakes
299
Dwarf Seals
309
Menfolk and Sea Monkeys
312
Introduced Species and Cryptozoology
332

The Credibility of Cryptozoology
139
LongTailed Bobcats
161
The West Virginia Roc
180
Giant Orangutans
190
Notes on the Search for Historical Primate Reports
210
The Pennsylvania Gorilla
220
Suggestions for the Obtaining of Larger Zoological Specimens
339
North American Terrestrial Mammals Description Dates
355
Wildlife Genetics Laboratories
369
Bibliography
371
Index
388
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