Folklore and Zoology


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Folklore and Zoology Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 136 Illustrations and other contents: 10 Line drawings, black and white; 14 Halftones, black and white; 24 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781032757674 Categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A scientific excursion into folk zoology; the field, often called a pseudoscience, which seriously considers the possible existence of hidden or unknown animals not recognised in conventional zoology. Species and Speculation accessibly reviews the science of DNA samples, film and photograph analysis, hair and footprint examination. It also analyses statistics and mathematical modelling of such alleged animals as Sasquatch and the Yeti, Nessie and Champ, the Griffin and the Thunderbirds, and the possible survival of the thylacine, ivory-billed woodpecker, eastern cougar, and others. With over 400 references, Species and Speculation is among the most complete scientific reviews of folk zoology to date, with discussion of the history and future, and successes and failures of this controversial and fascinating field. The book therefore is comprehensive while offering a fresh synthesis of the literature. The book also crosses traditional divides and is highly interdisciplinary across the life sciences, is broad, methodological, and respectful. This book is idea reading for students and academics interested and studying Zoology, Palaeontology and Folklore courses.

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