ShukerNature Book 2 - Living Gorgons, Bottled Homunculi, and Other Monstrous Blog Beasts (Coachwhip Publications: Greenville, 2020); ISBN 978-1616464677. Pb, 418 pp, colour & b/w pix.
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Here be monsters! Following the success of his first ShukerNature book, world-famous cryptozoologist Dr Karl Shuker is now inviting readers to pay a second visit in hard-copy format to his long-running, award-winning blog – which for over a decade has been uniquely uncovering and documenting the most extraordinary, and truly monstrous, denizens of cryptozoology and unnatural history ever reported and investigated.
Within this second spellbinding compilation in book form of blog articles selected and updated from ShukerNature, you will encounter such incredible entities as an eight-legged blue devil in Belize and the big grey man of Ben MacDhui, thylacines in New Zealand, Chile's lost mini-llamas, and Canada's elusive duck beavers, medieval bottled manikins, the garden of a water-horse, and the menagerie of Medusa, resurrected lijagupards and rediscovered litigons, Lewis Carroll's mock turtle and the cryptids of Doctor Dolittle, a marvellous mini-beast named after Dr Shuker himself, Herman Melville's Polynesian mystery cat and Harry Potter's giant whip scorpion, plus Loys's South American 'ape', gargantuan grasshoppers, and other fascinating fauna of the fraudulent kind, chupacabra chimpanzees, griffinosaurs, celestial stags, Australian monkeys, Europe's last wildmen, what may (or may not?) be the real-life biblical Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, a decapitated unicorn from South Africa, and so much more besides.
Its gates are open wide, waiting only for you to step inside its sequestered, shadowy domain and see with your own disbelieving eyes the monsters and miracles lurking inside! From living gorgons to hidden homunculi, it's time for a return visit to ShukerNature!
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