||Oct 17, 2005
Since the beginning of time, every culture and civilization has had legends of strange creatures stalking their every move.
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Behind every solid finding is a mountain of research, both in the field and in the library, providing any information that could open-up a pathway to a discovery. Organizing this information into a usable record for you and other researchers will go a long way in potentially making any search a success. This is where renowned researcher and investigator Mark A. Mihalko comes in, providing you with some basic fundamental elements to a successful journey into the unknown in his book Searching the Abyss: a Beginners Guide to Cryptozoological Investigation.
Using a balanced blend of Myth and Fact to give this field of research a place in science. This book contains well-written and simply explained methods and techniques that anyone could use to become a Cryptozoologist and be confident that their findings and reports would be viable.
Based on the evidence and the amount of reports being generated, there is a great chance that unknown animals still populate the world.
Searching the Abyss - From Haunted Times Magazine
Having recently heard of the field “Cryptozoology” for the first time, I was unsure of what I would think of this book. Cryptozoology is an interesting topic and after reading Searching the Abyss, I was not only impressed, but also almost compelled to go out and start hunting for lost or new species of animals. The book was well composed and thought out, and obviously a lot of research went into it.
Mark uses a balanced blend of Myth and Fact to give this field of research a place in science. This book contains well-written and simply explained methods and techniques that anyone could use to become a Cryptozoologist and be confident that their findings and reports would be viable. It is explained in detail what is required in order to survive the skeptics and to keep ones evidence creditable. The approach used in this text was not to convince people that strange animals exist, but to encourage others to keep an open mind that some such life forms may exist, no one can go into this type of research a true believer, some skepticism is required to maintain objectiveness. After all, one cannot find the truth of something if they already believe it is there and refuse to weigh all the evidence discovered fairly.
If anyone was interested in going into this field of study, I would recommend this book as not just educational reading, but as a on-hand field guide during such investigations. It’s easy reading, simple, and to the point without all of the fancy words that requires a master’s degree to understand.
Hunting for Crypto Creatures - From About.com
As a respected field investigator, Mark takes a strictly scientific approach to the hunt for crypto creatures. And he reveals his methods in his book, Searching the Abyss: A Beginner�??s Guide to Cryptozoological Investigations (Publish America, 2005). Aside from providing profiles of many of the more well-known cryptids, Mark�??s book explains how to begin an investigation, how to conduct a field investigation and then form a hypothesis from your findings, all in a professional manner. Famous cryptozoological success stories, such as the coelacanth and the giant panda, are also discussed. It�??s a great book for getting you started in this field.
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