Cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals -- is gaining attention thanks to a startling number of zoological discoveries. Karl P.N. Shuker has collected evidence of these mysterious, somewhat mythical creatures in
The Beasts that Hide from Man. Shuker provides entertaining, solidly researched tales about extraordinary animals such as:
The dobhar-chú, Ireland’s murderous master otter
Mongolia’s death worm, which reportedly electrocutes its victims
The blood-drinking “death bird” of Ethiopia
The tzuchinoko, a bizarre Japanese snake with a bounty on its horned head
Sea serpents from around the world
Hairy reptiles, furry fish, living unicorns, and more.
Shuker also provides a supplement to Bernard Heuvelmans’s checklist of cryptozoological animals, which contains updated information on unknown creatures.
KARL P.N. SHUKER, Ph.D., is a zoologist and an expert in cryptozoology, animal mythology, and wildlife anomalies. The author of ten books on mysterious phenomena, his writing has also appeared in
Fate, Strange Magazine, and Fortean Times. He also acted as a consultant for
The Guinness Book of World Records and the Discovery TV series
Into the Unknown. He is a scientific fellow of the Zoological Society of London, a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, and a member of the International Society of Cryptozoology and the Society of Authors. He lives in the West Midlands, England.