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The Resource Bigfoot

Bigfoot

Label
Bigfoot
Title
Bigfoot
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Blu Buhs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Last August, two men in rural Georgia announced that they had killed Bigfoot. The claim drew instant, feverish attention, leading to more than 1,000 news stories worldwide—despite the fact that nearly everyone knew it was a hoax. Though Bigfoot may not exist, there's no denying Bigfoot mania.With Bigfoot, Joshua Blu Buhs traces the wild and wooly story of America's favorite homegrown monster. He begins with nineteenth-century accounts of wildmen roaming the forests of America, treks to the Himalayas to reckon with the Abominable Snowman, then takes us to northern California in 1958, when reports of a hairy hominid loping through remote woodlands marked Bigfoot's emergence as a modern marvel. Buhs delves deeply into the trove of lore and misinformation that has sprung up around Bigfoot in the ensuing half century. We meet charlatans, pseudo-scientists, and dedicated hunters of the beast—and with Buhs as our guide, the focus is always less on evaluating their claims than on understanding why Bigfoot has inspired all this drama and devotion in the first place. What does our fascination with this monster say about our modern relationship to wilderness, individuality, class, consumerism, and the media? Writing with a scientist's skepticism but an enthusiast's deep engagement, Buhs invests the story of Bigfoot with the detail and power of a novel, offering the definitive take on this elusive beast
Summary
Traces the myth of the sasquatch, from nineteenth century accounts in America to the abominable snowman of the Himalayas to the claim made by two men in rural Georgia that they had killed Bigfoot
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318711
Cataloging source
BT
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Buhs, Joshua Blu
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • New Age
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of a legend
Label
Bigfoot
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:838e3711-e8a4-4411-b0f3-ec343b2fb2db
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780226502151
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bigfoot
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:838e3711-e8a4-4411-b0f3-ec343b2fb2db
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780226502151
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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