Abominable Science

Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and other Famous Cryptids

Author: Daniel Loxton,Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231153201

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Presents arguments for and against the existence of five notable cryptids and challenges the pseudoscience that furthers their legendary statuses, while providing an exploration of the nature and subculture of cryptozoology.
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695682

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research
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The Lost Ethnographies

Methodological Insights From Projects That Never Were

Author: Robin James Smith,Sara Delamont

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787147738

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This volume explores ethnographic projects that were planned but never happened, and reports on the methodological lessons researchers can learn, as well as how they can gain fresh energy and social science insight from apparent rejection.
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