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Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep

ISBN-10: 1585422525
ISBN-13: 9781585422524
Edition: 2003
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Description: From the serpentine "Champie" of Lake Champlain to the venerable "Nessie" of Loch Ness, extraordinary-and un-explained-creatures of the deep have been reported in sightings throughout the twentieth century. Now, two of the world's leading  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

From the serpentine "Champie" of Lake Champlain to the venerable "Nessie" of Loch Ness, extraordinary-and un-explained-creatures of the deep have been reported in sightings throughout the twentieth century. Now, two of the world's leading cryptozoological investigators provide a globetrotting field guide to when, where, and what kind of mysterious aquatic beasts have gripped the public-and sometimes the scientific-imagination. Filled with comprehensive drawings, classifications, and maps, their book offers an invaluable and unusual resource for the intrepidly curious to investigate these sightings firsthand or to simply enjoy the fascinating accounts that others have given.

Taylor Branch is the bestselling author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63; Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65; At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968; and The Clinton Tapes. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.Loren Coleman, M.S.W., has researched the Copycat Effect for more than two decades. Coleman has been an adjunct professor at various universities in New England since 1980 and a senior researcher with the Muskie School for Public Policy. He is currently the primary consultant for the State of Maine's Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative. The author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty books, including the critically acclaimed work Suicide Clusters, lives in Portland, Maine.

Introduction
The Unknown Unknown
The Once Unknown
Bloop and Other Sound Evidence
The Nessie Story
Identity Crisis
Monstrous Caveats
Sea Serpents Classified
Lake Monster Recognition and Classification
A New Classification System
Type Descriptions
Classic Sea Serpent
Waterhorse
Mystery Cetacean
Giant Shark
Mystery Manta
Great Sea Centipede
Mystery Saurian
Cryptid Chelonian
Mystery Sirenian
Giant Beaver
Mystery Monitor
Dinosauria
Mystery Salamander
Giant Octopus
Afterword
Lake Monster Survey
Monster Latitudes
Dracontology
The Ridicule Factor
Carcasses and Globsters
Best Bets
Top Eight Places to Look for a Sea Serpent
Top Twelve Places to Look for a Lake Monster
If You Should See One ...
Acknowlegments
A Note on Style
Geographical List of Lake and River Monsters Worldwide
Bibliography
Index

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