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In search of Sasquatch, Kelly Milner Halls

Label
In search of Sasquatch
Title
In search of Sasquatch
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Milner Halls
Title variation
Sasquatch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, is considered a cryptid--a creature of cryptozoology. What is cryptozoology? According to author and cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, it is the study of creatures not formally recognized by traditional science. It is the quest to understand eyewitness observations that simply cannot be proven via ordinary channels. Coined by French-born zoologist Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans in the 1960s, the term "cryptozoology" is based on the Greek word "kryptos, " which means "hidden." It's a perfect definition for a sometimes imperfect set of scientific goals. Why imperfect? Because "hidden" animals are hard to find, hard to believe in, and, if you're not the person who had the close encounter, hard to prove. Science depends on evidence--careful and repeated documentation. And not everyone believes a creature like Sasquatch is real. Serious Sasquatch hunters are as skeptical as unbelievers. They are not out to collect great stories. They are out to put together facts. Proof. The difference is, they are willing to keep an open mind. Sasquatch and its cousins around the world have escaped capture so far, but other mysterious animals once considered cryptids (undocumented mystery animals)--such as the giant squid and coelacanth--have eventually been confirmed. So as long as cryptids leave trails of scattered clues, cryptozoologists will keep trying to put the puzzle pieces together, especially when it comes to Sasquatch. In In Search of Sasquatch, author Kelly Milner Halls interviews cryptozoologists, linguistics experts, anthropologists, biologists, and regular people like you and me who have seen, heard, or maybe stumbled across evidence leading them to believe that Sasquatch is real. Native Americans had hundreds of names for this huge, mysterious creature of the night. There is a famous video showing something that experts claim is NOT a man in a costume. And then there's the Navy linguistic expert whose analysis of some noises heard at night will make your head spin. Do you believe in Sasquatch? You just might after reading this book!
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halls, Kelly Milner
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL89.2.S2
LC item number
H35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sasquatch
  • Cryptozoology
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
In search of Sasquatch, Kelly Milner Halls
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn694829995
Dimensions
24 x 29 ncm.
Extent
47 p.
Isbn
9780547257617
Lccn
2011005785
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1376149
  • (OCoLC)694829995
Label
In search of Sasquatch, Kelly Milner Halls
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn694829995
Dimensions
24 x 29 ncm.
Extent
47 p.
Isbn
9780547257617
Lccn
2011005785
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1376149
  • (OCoLC)694829995

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