Legend Meets Science

Book - 2006
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In this landmark work on a subject too often dismissed as paranormal or disreputable, Jeffrey Meldrum gives us the first book on sasquatch to be written by a scientist with impeccable academic credentials, an objective look at the facts in a field mined with hoaxes and sensationalism. 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.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765312167
Branch Call Number: 001.944
Characteristics: 297 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.


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SPPL_jcl Feb 07, 2018

A fascinating look at the science looking into the possibility that a man-like creature roams the wood of the Pacific Northwest. Meldrum's book looks at the stories of Sasquatch and "Bigfoot" and critically examines the array of evidence that has been gathered through the years.

Jan 15, 2015

After reading this book among similar ones and watching documentaries, I wanted to see the footprint casts for myself. I arranged to visit Dr. Meldrum's laboratory where I spent several hours studying some of the most impressive foot, butt and hand print casts. The detail of finger nails and clear friction ridges seen upclose where you can touch and feel them were compelling. We found him professional, intelligent and rational. My partner and I questioned him at length until we were satisfied that there is enough trace evidence to warrant more research. I went on to take a forensics class so that I could appreciate the evidence more fully. Since it's publication there have been several DNA studies. It isn't so funny anymore to poke fun of big foot believers.


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