Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids - Daniel Loxton, Donald R. Prothero
Two dedicated investigators Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on mythic beasts and legendary creatures, 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, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world. Amazon
PS PDF version was converted from EPUB.
File size: 47 MB