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Loxton, Daniel

Abominable Science! (Gebundene Ausgabe)

Columbia University Press, August 2013

Sprache: Englisch - 237x163x30 mm

ISBN: 0231153201 EAN: 9780231153201

Loxton and Prothero complete an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on demonstrably false phenomena, presenting both the arguments for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience perpetuating their myths.

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An entertaining, educational, passionate, and valuable book for readers interested in obtaining a scientific perspective on the field of cryptozoology. With marvelous artwork and deeply researched histories of the various creatures, this is an impressive and authoritative book. -- Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, author of The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myths in Greek and Roman Times


Foreword by Michael ShermerPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Cryptozoology: Real Science or Pseudoscience?2. Bigfoot: The Sasquatch3. The Yeti: The Abominable Snowman4. Nessie: The Loch Ness Monster5. The Evolution of the Sea Serpent: From Hippocamp to Cadborosaurus6. Mokele Mbembe: The Congo Dinosaur7. Why Do People Believe in Monsters? The Complexity of CryptozoologyNotesIndex

Über den Autor

Daniel Loxton is the editor of Junior Skeptic and a staff writer for Skeptic, for which he specializes in critical scholarship regarding claims of legendary animals. Known for his even-handed approach Loxton is one of the most widely respected skeptical critics of cryptozoology. He is the author and primary illustrator of Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be and of the photorealistic paleofiction storybooks Pterosaur Trouble and Ankylosaur Attack. Donald R. Prothero is one of the leading scientists and authors working in paleontology and evolution. He is a former professor of geology at Occidental College and lecturer in geobiology at Caltech. He is presently a research associate in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum and is the author of more than 30 books and 250 scientific papers published in leading scholarly journals. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, the Paleontological Society, and the Linnean Society of London.


"[Abominable Science!] is as valuable for its analysis of the hunted as it is for the light it shines on the still-hopeful hunters." ¿ Publishers Weekly

ISBN 0-231153-20-1, ISBN 0-23-115320-1, ISBN 0-23115-320-1, ISBN 0-231-15320-1, ISBN 0-2311-5320-1

ISBN 978-0-231153-20-1, ISBN 978-0-23-115320-1, ISBN 978-0-23115-320-1, ISBN 978-0-231-15320-1, ISBN 978-0-2311-5320-1

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