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The Resource Yeti : an abominable history, Graham Hoyland

Yeti : an abominable history, Graham Hoyland

Label
Yeti : an abominable history
Title
Yeti
Title remainder
an abominable history
Statement of responsibility
Graham Hoyland
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What leads us to believe in monsters? What happens when we meet the brutal creatures of our nightmares? Tales of the yeti, the 'Abominable Snowman' of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. This huge, ape-like, hairy creature has tantalised explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and elusive appearances. But until recently, no one has been able to identify what this mythical creature might be, or even determine if it is real. On an expedition to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Graham Hoyland found and filmed footprints of the mythical yeti in a part of the country that has never before been visited by Western explorers. In a lost valley near the unclimbed mountain Gangkar Punsum, Hoyland believes he was stalked by the mysterious yeti, a beast so unspeakably powerful that locals say it can kill a yak with one savage blow of its fist. As he delves into the fascinating history of this ancient legend, Hoyland hears tales of the yeti from Sherpas who have tried and failed to track it. He explores the literary hinterland behind the legend and searches for the yeti's American cousin Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and her African relative Mokèlé-Mbèmbé. From the dubious, mystical pseudo-science of the Nazis in the 1930s to our current era of 'post-truth' and 'fake news', Hoyland examines the age-old cultural phenomena that have shaped our collective consciousness and fuelled a belief in the existence of these monstrous creatures
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoyland, Graham
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL89.2.Y4
LC item number
H69 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yeti
  • Monsters
  • Yeti
  • Sasquatch
Target audience
adult
Label
Yeti : an abominable history, Graham Hoyland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063429160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780008279509
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP14755750
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001538543
Label
Yeti : an abominable history, Graham Hoyland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063429160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780008279509
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP14755750
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001538543

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