Monday, January 21, 2008

Review of Shadows of Existence

Terry Colvin, with permission of WIlliam Corliss (an indefatigable collector of oddities and publisher of Science Frontiers newsletter) has passed along this review of my 2006 book Shadows of Existence. I'm flattered, to say the least. Thanks, Terry.

Shadows of Existence: Discoveries and Speculations
in Zoology

M.A. Bille, 317 pp., 2006, $19.95p

Rarely does one find a book so densely packed with
information. This subject is cryptozoology, and Bille
divides his book into five fascinating parts:

*New Creatures: 29 essays on the newest whales,
the mammals of Vu Quang, the unknown horses,
and so on.
*In the Shadows of Existence: 13 essays on the
thylacine, monk seals, woolly squirrels, and
so on.
*The Classic Mystery Animals: 10 essays on
Nessie, the Yeti, Bigfoot, lake creatures, and
so on.
*Miscellanea: 18 essays on the Yarri, the giant
octopus, weird fish, and so on.
*Resources: the basic library of cryptozoology,
reviews of many indispensible books, major
periodicals, internet sites, pertinent

SCIENCE FRONTIERS is a bimonthly collection of digests
of scientific anomalies in the current literature.
Published by the Sourcebook Project; P.O. Box 107;
Glen Arm, MD 21057. Annual subscription: $8.00.

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