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Seeking the World’s Last Undiscovered Animals
Karl P.N. Shuker, Ph.D.

Paraview Press, 2003
ISBN: 1931044643
Cryptozoology, 324 pages
Trade paperback, $17.95 / £11.99

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Cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals -- is gaining attention thanks to a startling number of zoological discoveries. Karl P.N. Shuker has collected evidence of these mysterious, somewhat mythical creatures in The Beasts that Hide from Man. Shuker provides entertaining, solidly researched tales about extraordinary animals such as:

  • The dobhar-chú, Ireland’s murderous master otter

  • Mongolia’s death worm, which reportedly electrocutes its victims

  • The blood-drinking “death bird” of Ethiopia

  • The tzuchinoko, a bizarre Japanese snake with a bounty on its horned head

  • Sea serpents from around the world

  • Hairy reptiles, furry fish, living unicorns, and more.

Shuker also provides a supplement to Bernard Heuvelmans’s checklist of cryptozoological animals, which contains updated information on unknown creatures. 

KARL P.N. SHUKER, Ph.D., is a zoologist and an expert in cryptozoology, animal mythology, and wildlife anomalies. The author of ten books on mysterious phenomena, his writing has also appeared in Fate, Strange Magazine, and Fortean Times. He also acted as a consultant for The Guinness Book of World Records and the Discovery TV series Into the Unknown. He is a scientific fellow of the Zoological Society of London, a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, and a member of the International Society of Cryptozoology and the Society of Authors. He lives in the West Midlands, England.

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