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by Loren Coleman

Paraview Pocket Books, 2003
ISBN 0743469755
Cryptozoology, 288 pages
Trade paperback, $14.00

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Bigfoot has been a legendary figure in American folklore for almost a century. A name that is used to describe almost any large, hairy biped in North America ever since it was first introduced into common terminology, Bigfoot has always been a source of curiosity for scientists. Is Bigfoot some sort of ape? How does it survive? How does it reproduce? Does Bigfoot even exist?

A leading researcher of the Bigfoot phenomenon, Loren Coleman has penned a new, comprehensive study of the creature’s long history that uncovers the facts in this ongoing mystery: BIGFOOT! The True Story of Apes in America. Coleman has poured over forty years of research into this book, which takes readers from the first sightings of the creature to the latest Internet rumors and scientific studies on the subject. In the process, he introduces readers to the fascinating world of cryptozoology, the expanding scientific study of unknown species and the paranormal.

In BIGFOOT!, Coleman addresses the most interesting (and least talked about) aspects of the Bigfoot phenomenon. Some of the topics that Coleman covers in the book include:

  • The recent admission that the Ray Wallace account was a hoax and its ramifications on Bigfoot hunters and scientists.

  • The sinister (and more sensational) aspects of the Bigfoot topic – i.e., Bigfoot as the background for murder mysteries, the “Bigfoot Curse,” and other dark side intrigues.

  • The never-explored examination of the sexual habits of these mysterious creatures.

  • What outdoor recreation and increased searches of natural habitats mean for the future of Bigfoot.

  • The role of films and television in the creation of the Bigfoot phenomenon.

One of the world’s foremost cryptozoologists and author of twenty other titles, Coleman supports his assertions with centuries worth of source material, plus extensive fieldwork on the subject. In addition, BIGFOOT! contains photographs of the elusive creature, as well as pictures of physical artifacts that may provide evidence of Bigfoot’s existence. Readers interested in this mysterious primate will find no better guide to the history and future of Bigfoot than this book.

“Anyone already into cryptozoology or Sasquatch will find this book riveting. To anyone else, this is a great introduction to the field.” -- Fortean Times

Other books by this author:
Mysterious America
Mothman and Other Curious Encounters

  Loren Coleman

is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists and Bigfoot researchers. An honorary member of the CryptoSafari International and several other national Bigfoot organizations, Coleman has penned twenty books and more than three hundred articles on the subject. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject and numerous books, including The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide and Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature. Coleman appears frequently on both radio and television programs, and most recently has been the senior series consultant for a new series of In Search Of… programs. He has an undergraduate degree in anthropology-zoology and a graduate degree in psychiatric social work. Coleman has been an instructor, assistant/associate professor, and research associate in various academic university settings since 1980. He has lectured from California to Scotland and currently lives in Portland, Maine. He is available for speaking engagements.

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