Just a quick review of Loren Coleman’s book The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates, which came out in paperback recently.
I must confess the below review is taken from the Amazon synopsis, as I am still awaiting my copy. But I will update this review when I have read the book myself.
The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates is a comprehensive study of the astonishing variety of puzzling primates that are being reported by eyewitnesses around the world – but that science has failed to recognise. This fully illustrated volume not only contains the references, range maps, and typical footprints that appeared in the first edition, but it also contains a new, complete index and new preface that updates the discoveries made since this book was first published. “The thousands of worldwide sightings of unclassified bipedal primates, including the Yeti, may be confusing because these sightings entail more than one species. This field guide attempts to sort out the different creatures, coming up with a classification of eight possible mystery primates. But this book makes no real attempt to persuade skeptics of the existence of any of them. It’s sort of speculative taxonomy, but I think it is one of the most useful texts in the ongoing controversy over Bigfoot.”
“This book looks like any other field guide you might pick up. It has drawings, maps, tracks, descriptions of the organisms, and the details of the most prominent sightings or evidence…Anyone interested in folk zoology – especially anyone interested in how legends and animal lore intersect with modern scientific research – would find this to be an intriguing volume…It is an extensive…catalogue of all the variations on the ‘mystery primate’ theme organised geographically and annotated extensively.”