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Bigfoot : the life and times of a legend

Author: Joshua Blu Buhs
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Joshua Blu Buhs traces the wild and woolly story of America's favourite homegrown monster. Writing with a scientist's scepticism, but an enthusiast's deep engagement, Buhs invests the story of Bigfoot with the detail and power of a novel, while at the same time explaining why the monster has inspired such a devoted following.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Blu Buhs
ISBN: 9780226079790 0226079791 9780226079806 0226079805
OCLC Number: 243777674
Description: xv, 279 pages : illustrations photographs ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Dramatis personae --
1. Wildmen --
Wildmen through history --
What-is-it --
The Abominable Snowman --
The life and times of Bigfoot --
2. Yeti : 1951-1959 --
Sensation --
The Yeti, science, and Zadig's method --
Britain hunts the Yeti --
America hunts the Yeti --
What the evidence told --
3. Sasquatch : 1929-1958 --
The great Sasquatch hunt --
The kidnapping of Albert Ostman --
"Occam's razor cuts on the side of the Sasquatch" --
Slick eyes the Sasquatch --
4. Big Foot : 1958 --
The folkloric origins of Bigfoot --
Big Foot makes the papers --
The confirmed and converted confront Bigfoot --
Humbug! --
"Maybe Bigfoot is lost relative of old 'Sasquatch'" --
5. ABSMery : 1959-1961 --
The (weird, wacky) wonderful world of Ivan T Sanderson --
ABSMery --
The Pacific Northwest Expedition --
Enter Peter Byrne --
The wipe : or true's trouble with truth, and Ivan Sanderson's --
6. Melting the Snowman : 1961-1967 --
Melting the Snowman --
Sanderson's failed debunking of the debunking --
The quiet years --
Big Foot daze --
7. The return of Bigfoot : 1967-1980 --
Bigfoot filmed! --
Making sense of the movie --
The return of Bigfoot --
Bozo, the Minnesota Iceman --
Bigfoot on tour --
The secret of Sasquatch --
8. A contest for dignity : 1969-1977 --
The Bigfoot community --
Cripplefoot --
The center that wasn't --
Hoaxing, the unconquerable problem --
The laughter curtain --
9. Cryptozoology : 1978-1990 --
Grover Krantz, Sasquatch scientist --
Anthropology of the unknown --
Cryptozoology --
Science police --
"Definitive proof" --
Arrested by the science police --
10. The death of Bigfoot? 1980-2002 --
The green man --
The death of Bigfoot --
"The most abominable hoaxer" --
Bigfoot is dead! Long live Bigfoot! --
Not the end, but an end --
Curse of the Sasquatch --
Bibliography --
Responsibility: Joshua Blu Buhs.
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Beginning with nineteenth-century accounts of wildmen roaming the forests of America, the author treks to the Himalayas to reckon with the Abominable Snowman, then takes us to northern California in  Read more...


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"Devotees of Sasquatchiana won't be disappointed." - New York Times Book Review "Buhs is at his amused best when following the exploits of Bigfoot's human handlers - the colorful band of true Read more...

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