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Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other by Daniel Loxton, Donald R. Prothero

By Daniel Loxton, Donald R. Prothero

Title Note:
earlier variation identify Bigfoot, Nessie, the Yeti, and different awesome Creatures: Cryptozoology Debunked
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Throughout our heritage, people were captivated by way of mythic beasts and mythical creatures. stories of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are a part of our collective event. Now comes a ebook from devoted investigators that explores and elucidates the interesting international of cryptozoology.

Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an wonderful, academic, and definitive textual content on cryptids, featuring the arguments either for and opposed to their lifestyles and systematically hard the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After analyzing the character of technology and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero tackle Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its hugely publicized sightings; the evolution of the good Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They finish with an research of the psychology at the back of the power trust in paranormal phenomena, picking the key avid gamers in cryptozoology, discussing the nature of its way of life, and contemplating the problem it poses to transparent and demanding considering in our more and more advanced world.

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Cercopithecoids first appear in the late early Miocene of North and East Africa and spread into Asia around the end of the Miocene. , 1998). The extant cercopithecoids are divisible into two differently adapted families. The Colobidae or leaf monkeys are primarily folivores, with correspondingly specialized teeth and saccu lated, somewhat ruminant like stomachs. Most extant colobids are largely or exclusively arboreal. The Cercopithecidae are more diversely adapted, omnivorous animals that manifest a wider range of life habits and body PRIMATE CLASSIFICATION AND DIVERSITY sizes, from the small arboreal form Miopithecus (%1,200 g) up to the large bodied, mainly ter restrial quadrupeds Papio and Mandrillus (over 30 kg in big males).

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Springer, M. J. (2004) Molecular phylogeny and dating of early primate divergences. In: C. Ross & R. F. ), Anthropoid origins: New visions (pp. 45 64). New York: Kluwer/ Academic. Erickson, C. J. (1994). Tap scanning and extractive foraging in aye ayes, Daubentonia madagascariensis. Folia Primatologica, 62, 125 135. Erikson, G. (1963). Brachiation in the New World monkeys. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London, 10, 135 164. , & Gomes de Oliviera, M. (2004). Wild capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) use anvils and stone pounding tools.

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