Ivan T. Sanderson
Paperback, 525 pages
Do “Abominable Snowmen” exist? Prepare yourself for a shock. In the opinion of one of the world's leading naturalists, not one, but possibly four kinds, still walk the earth! Do they really live on the fringes of the towering Himalayas and the edge of myth-haunted Tibet? They do, but we are far more likely to catch one in the United States! Northern California and its almost impenetrable Klamath Forests may hide the astonishing evidence. From how many areas in the world have factual reports of wild, strange, hairy men emanated? Reports of strange apemen have come in from every continent, except Antarctica. In this book, Ivan Sanderson, who accumulated material for 30 years on this subject, explains in language as plain and clear as a news flash just why no Snowman (ABSM) has ever been captured or kept for a zoo or a museum―although one was captured during the last century, in Canada. Contents includes: A Brief History of ABSMery; Reports from Canada (1860 to 1960); Abominable Affairs in the U.S.; Happenings in Northern California; Affairs in Central and South America; Reports from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula; Things in the Indo-Chinese Peninsula; ABSMs in the Himalaya and the Great Gutter; Russian Findings in the Caucasus and Thereabouts; Current Conditions on the Great Mongolian Uplands; The Physical Evidence for ABSMs; Established Fossil Apes and Men; Myths, Legends, and Folklore; Some Basic Geography and Vegatology; Sundry Objectionable Facts; Certain Abominable Conclusions, more.