By Dr. Jeff Meldrum
In this landmark work on a subject too often dismissed as paranormal or disreputable by the scientific community, Jeffrey Meldrum (Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology, Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University) gives us the first book on Sasquatch to be written by a scientist with impeccable academic credentials. He gives an objective look at the facts in a field mined with hoaxes and sensationalism. Dr. Meldrum reports on the work of a team of experts from a wide variety of fields who were assembled to examine the evidence for a large, yet undiscovered, North American primate. He reviews the long history of this mystery--which long predates the "Bigfoot" flap of the late fifties--and explains all the scientific pros and cons in a clear and accessible style, amplified by over 150 illustrations. Anyone who has pondered the mysteries of human evolution will be fascinated and eager to join Dr. Meldrum in drawing their own conclusion.
Originally published Sept. 2007
"Jeff Meldrum's book brings a much needed level of scientific analysis to the sasquatch - or Bigfoot - debate. Does sasquatch exist? There are countless people - especially indigenous people - in different parts of America who claim to have seen such a creature. And in many parts of the world I meet those who, in a matter-of-fact way, tell me of their encounters large, bi-pedal, tail-less hominids. I think I have read every article and every book about these creatures, and while most scientists are not satisfied with existing evidence, I have an open mind." - Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute
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