Monday, January 28, 2008

Call of the Wild

Over the course of the last couple of years, the Center for Fortean Zoology has been diligently publishing, in the form of bound volumes, copies of the early, hard-to-find editions of its magazine on all-things-cryptozoological: Animals & Men.

The new volume, Call of the Wild, that places issues 11 to 15 under one cover, has just been published and includes some great material.

Here's the Amazon link to purchase it, and here's Jon Downes to tell you all about it:

"At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them.

"The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is the only professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world.

"We have carried out expeditions to Sumatra (2003 and 2004), Mongolia (2005), Puerto Rico (1998 and 2004), Mexico (1998), Thailand (2000), Florida (1998), Nevada (1999 and 2003), Texas (2003 and 2004), Illinois (2004), Gambia (2006), and Guyana (2007) .

"Since 1994 we have been publishing the world's only dedicated cryptozoology magazine, Animals & Men.

"This volume contains facsimile reprints of issues 11 to 15 and includes articles covering out of place walruses, feathered dinosaurs, possible North American ground sloth survival, the theory of initial bipedalism, mystery whales, mitten crabs in Britain, Barbary lions, out of place animals in Germany, mystery pangolins, the barking beast of Bath, Yorkshire ABCs, Molly the singing oyster, singing mice, the dragons of Yorkshire, singing mice, the bigfoot murders, waspman, British beavers, the migo, Nessie, the weird warbling whatsit of the westcountry, the quagga project and much more...

"PLUS: Preface by Graham Inglis and an introductory essay by Jonathan Downes, notes putting each issue into a historical perspective, and a history of the CFZ. This is a special collectors' edition."

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