Friday, April 11, 2008

In Print: Extreme Expeditions

Now, this looks to be a great new book: Extreme Expeditions: Travel Adventures Stalking the World's Mystery Animals by Adam Davies. It tells the story of his adventures around the world in hot pursuit of all-things monstrous. I haven't read the book yet; but as soon as I do, I'll be posting a review here. In the meantime, here's what the publisher - Patrick Huyghe of Anomalist Books has to say about it:

"We’ve never met Adam Davies but from all indications he seems to be as nice a guy as you’ll ever meet. And there’s no question that when it comes to hands-on cryptozoology, he’s got a passion for it like no one else in the world.

"He doesn’t claim to be an expert on the subject; in fact, he defers to people like Loren Coleman and Karl Shuker when it comes to actual knowledge of the cryptids themselves.

"But we don’t know of anyone else who spends just about all their vacation time — and much of their discretionary income — traveling to some of the world’s most inhospitable and unexplored places looking for mystery animals such as the mokele-mbebe, Nessie, Selma, orang pendek, Almas, and the Mongolian Death Worm. Congo? He’s been there more than once. Sumatra? Ditto. Mongolia? Check. And Norway and Scotland, too, though we’re not claiming these are either inhospitable or unexplored!

"You’ve probably seen Adam on documentary programs on television and his discoveries have made headlines in newspapers around the world. Quite remarkable for a mild-mannered Civil Servant in the UK, wouldn’t you say? But don’t let your guard down. His new book, Extreme Expeditions: Travel Adventures Stalking the World’s Mystery Animals, is a very raw travel adventure.

"The warning label we put on the book might strike you as humorous and in a sense it is. But it’s all true. 'FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: Foul language, excessive drinking, sexual situations, and encounters with some creatures of the natural world that would scare young children and more than a few adults as well.' Enjoy."

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