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Bigfoot Exposed:
An Anthropologist Examines America's Enduring Legend

By Dr. David J. Daegling, (University of Florida) -- AltaMira Press

Daegling's book due in October 2004, here are some early reviews and information:

The myth of Bigfoot has captured the popular imagination since the creature's first public debut in 1958-numerous citations of "evidence," newspaper articles, books, hysterical personal accounts,
and even Hollywood movies illustrate the American public's enduring romance with the Sasquatch. The scientific community on the whole, however, has stubbornly refused to comment on what it views as a very tall tale, though Bigfoot's existence continues to be hotly argued between proponents of the beast and its skeptics. Now, biological anthropologist and primate physiology specialist Dr. David J. Daegling enters the fray to offer both sides of the dispute benefit of objective scientific study. A well-crafted read, Bigfoot Exposed will prove to be as much a model of scientific method for anthropologists and researchers as it is an engaging and persuasive debunking of the
myth of Bigfoot.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Encounters with Monsters
Chapter 2: The Natural History of Bigfoot
Chapter 3: The Social History of Bigfoot
Chapter 4. Bigfoot Scrutinized: Why the Greatest Hits are all Misses
Chapter 5: The Patterson Film
Chapter 6: Further Musings on Footprints
Chapter 7: Three Red Herrings
Chapter 8: A Science of Sasquatch?
Chapter 9: The Eyewitness Problem
Chapter 10: The Bardin Booger
Chapter 11: The Phenomenon
About The Author
David J. Daegling, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, is a biological anthropologist specializing in the study of primate anatomy and biomechanics. Fall 1985;  B.A. 1982, Pitzer College; M.A. 1989, SUNY Stony Brook; Ph.D. 1990, Dr. Frederick Grine;  Dissertation:   Geometry and Biomechanics of Hominoid Mandibles;  Placement or Plans:  Asst. Professor, Dept. of Anthropology,  Yale University, New Haven, CT., and currently University of Florida Anthropology Department. 

Early reviews:
"I think Bigfoot Exposed is a wonderful contribution to the legend of Bigfoot and emphasizes the correct role for science within the controversy. The arguments advanced are sound and not only well-constructed but artfully so. Overall the book is terrific! If someone wanted a comprehensive scientific review of Bigfoot, there presently are no other good options."—Michael R. Dennett, Scientific and Technical consultant to the Skeptical Inquirer, writer and longtime researcher into the legend of Bigfoot

"David Daegling has written a wonderful book on the North American Bigfoot myth. It is conversational in style, and peppered with exceptionally well-written turns of phrase. The book is admirably thorough, and a model for others to follow in debunking myths."—Jeffrey K. McKee, The Ohio State University, author of The Riddled Chain and Sparing Nature

"I could not put it down! It is absolutely marvelous. Daegling's handling of the subject itself, as well as his treatment of the tension between science and, well, not science, is masterful. His writing style is spot on, perfect for a book written by a scientist for a popular audience."—Kenneth L. Feder, Central Connecticut State University, author of Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology
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$24.95 Paper 0-7591-0539-1 October 28, 2004 256pp
$72.00 Cloth 0-7591-0538-3 October 28, 2004 256pp
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