Bigfoot, Yeti, And The Last Neanderthal: A Geneticists's Search For Modern Apemen by Bryan SykesBigfoot, Yeti, And The Last Neanderthal: A Geneticists's Search For Modern Apemen by Bryan Sykes

Bigfoot, Yeti, And The Last Neanderthal: A Geneticists's Search For Modern Apemen

byBryan Sykes

Paperback | March 21, 2016

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"...you're talking about a yeti or bigfoot or sasquatch. Well now, you'll be amazed whenI tell you that I'm sure they exist." --Jane Goodall, on NPR

This is "The Big Book of Yetis." What the reader gets here is a world-class geneticist's search for evidence for the existence of Big Foot, yeti, or the abominable snowman.

Along the way, he visits sites of alleged sightings of these strange creatures, attends meetings of cryptozoologists, recounts the stories of famous monster-hunting expeditions, and runs possible yeti DNA through his highly regarded lab in Oxford. Sykes introduces us to the crackpots, visionaries, and adventurers who have been involved in research into this possible scientific dead-end over the pat 100 years. Sykes is a serious scientist who knows how to tell a story, and this is a credible and engaging account.

Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic influence on us. Is the yeti just a phantasm of our imagination or a survivor from our own savage ancestry? Or is it a real creature? This is the mystery that Bryan Sykes set out to unlock.

"An intriguing book...It is this humanity, this cheerful readiness to travel out into the deepest pine forests of Washington State to interview a twitchy hunter in a Chewbacca T-shirt about something he thought he heard groaning in the woods that makes this book worth reading. If science does ever acknowledge the yeti, it will be thanks to somebody very much like Sykes. --The Times London
Bryan Sykes is a Professor of Human Generics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases dealing with ancient DNA, including those of "Otzi the Iceman," a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BC and "Cheddar Man," the remains of a man found...
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Title:Bigfoot, Yeti, And The Last Neanderthal: A Geneticists's Search For Modern ApemenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.82 × 6.42 × 0.83 inPublished:March 21, 2016Publisher:Disinformation BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the best and most important book yet written about Bigfoot et al I bought this book after watching the 3-part documentary "The Bigfoot Files", which was built around the famous Oxford-based DNA expert Bryan Sykes testing the 30 or so best hair samples from supposed encounters with Bigfoot, the yeti and their Russian counterpart, the almasty. The documentary came to some incredible conclusions (which I won't spoil here), and I bought the book hoping to get a little more details on the answers Sykes discovered. Oddly, the book devotes relatively little space to the results of these DNA tests, which I was at first rather disappointed about. But as I read the book - the bulk of which is essentially a historical account of some of the "best"/most famous encounters with these things, I realized that here I had found what might actually be the first authentically open-minded book on the subject. I've read literally dozens of books - some very old, many more recent - on these mysterious hominids, and up til now even the very best had some bias. Sykes has none; he is simply a scientist who happens to be curious enough about Bigfoot and his relatives that he decided to look into their existence. A fascinating, absolutely essential read for anyone interested in cryptozoology.
Date published: 2018-02-08