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The Encyclopaedia of Monsters

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Encyclopedia of Monsters is an authoritative guide to every kind of monster, ranging from the Abominable Snowman to werewolves. The book includes creatures of lakes and rivers, of sea, the land and the air. There is a description of each creature's curious physical characteristics, it's habits and probable location.

The book also gives accounts of expeditions in search
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Hardcover, 287 pages
Published 1989 by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd (first published 1982)
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Alex
I used to take this book out of the library rather often when I was younger, so there's a lot of nostalgia in this book, but at the time I was too young to really delve into the longer entries. When I got older, upon re-finding the title, I just had to get a copy off eBay.

For the most part, this volume is a bit of a cryptozoology primer. It discusses some of the more common and intriguing cases, and touches on bits of folklore as well. The information keeps an open mind without being overly fan
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Andrew Romero
this book was really good I enjoyed every story that they put in the book. this book had lots of stories of different monsters from classics to new or unheard of ones. I like it doesn't just include a specific countries monster they have general ones.this book reminds me of some childhood classics that I loved as a kid. I would only recommend this to people who like monster or who are trying to practice Spanish.
Reg Franklin
When I was in elementary school, I found a hardcover copy of this book in my school library. That night, I hid it in my closet because I was so terrified of the contents, returned it the next day, and it took my until grade 8 or so to pick it up again. It's a fascinating read regarding those things that go bump in the night, all based on folklore, legends or "first-hand accounts", along with a chapter on some of the more famous hoaxes that have happened. It covers the gamut of hominids (Sasquatc ...more
Ken
An enjoyable overview of all the monsters and animals that someone has at one time or another thought might actually exist. Highlights for me were the Devil's Footprints, Mothman, and Spring-Heeled Jack.
Bmj2k
I gave this 5 stars and it is totally subjective. This book, along with Cohen's other encyclopedias (ghosts, etc) were the books of my youth and I still have them. They are still fun to flip through.
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Daniel Edward Cohen was born on March 12, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. His parents divorced when he was very young and his mother, Sue Greenberg, married Milton Cohen, a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Daniel Cohen attended Chicago public schools and was a "hanger-on" in the bohemian community around the University of Chicago while in high school in the early 1950s. He attended the Universi ...more
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