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Bigfoot : the life and times of a legend / Joshua Blu Buhs.

Buhs, Joshua Blu. (Author).

Summary:

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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780226079790 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0226079791 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xv, 279 p. : ill. photographs ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p.[255]-267) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Index.
Subject: Sasquatch.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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