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Riassunto: Dozens of strange animals have been discovered since the beginning of the 19th century when Georges Cuvier, the "Father of Paleontology," categorically stated his doubt that any large animals were still unknown. In this book, translated and abridged by Richard Garnett, Heuvelmans examines the evidence about animals in lost or little-known worlds—still undiscovered or unrecognized by science. He traces the history of the moa, the giant sloth, and the mammoth, and tracks down the Ape Man of Sumatra, the Not So Abominable Snowman, the Incredible Australian Bunyips, and the Little Hairy Men—enlivening (if that is possible!) his search with 78 drawings and 32 halftones.
Review: This is the most scientifically rigorous and complete books on recently discovered large animals -- such as the Pleistocene Peccary (the largest of all hogs, believed to have been extinct since the last age but recently discovered in Paraguay) -- to various possibly soon-to-be discovered megafauna such as Yetis, Sasquatchs -- and maybe even Mammoths.
If sensationalized and cheap TV shows about "mysterious animals" nauseate you, but nonetheless leave you with a nagging feeling that there might be a large critter lurking beneath the copious serving of tripe, this is definitely the book for you. Or if (like me) you've done eight years of fieldwork in zoology, it will make you want to accompany Dr. Heuvelmans on his next expedition. Highly Recommended.
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Descrizione libro MIT Press, 1972. Codice libro della libreria OM-DU7D-N5P4
Descrizione libro MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1972. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good-. Watteau, Monique (illustratore). First Thus. Wear to wraps. Text, photographs and illustrations near fine. Codice libro della libreria 010575
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1972. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. First MIT paperback printing. Slightly faded. NEar fine otherwise. Book. Codice libro della libreria CB-7VUK-L5XL
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: The MIT Press, 1972. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. SOFT COVER IN NEAR FINE CONDITION,FIRST MIT PRESS PAPERBACK PRINTING,APRIL 1972. Codice libro della libreria 304963
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1972. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020262580209
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1972. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010262580209
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1972. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. abridged edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0262580209
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1972. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110262580209