Yeti: An Abominable History

Yeti: An Abominable History
Publisher: William Collins
Date: 2018-05-17
ISBN-10: 0008279500
ISBN-13: 9780008279509
Language: English
Pages: 320
Added: 2018-06-02 14:26:10

What leads us to believe in monsters? What happens when we meet the brutal creatures of our nightmares? Tales of the yeti, the `Abominable Snowman’ of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. This huge, ape-like, hairy creature has tantalised explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and elusive appearances. But until recently, no one has been able to identify what this mythical creature might be, or even determine if it is real. On an expedition to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Graham Hoyland found and filmed footprints of the mythical yeti in a part of the country that has never before been visited by Western explorers. In a lost valley near the unclimbed mountain Gangkar Punsum, Hoyland believes he was stalked by the mysterious yeti, a beast so unspeakably powerful that locals say it can kill a yak with one savage blow of its fist. As he delves into the fascinating history of this ancient legend, Hoyland hears tales of the yeti from Sherpas who have tried and failed to track it. He explores the literary hinterland behind the legend and searches for the yeti’s American cousin Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and her African relative Mokele-Mbembe. From the dubious, mystical pseudo-science of the Nazis in the 1930s to our current era of `post-truth’ and `fake news’, Hoyland examines the age-old cultural phenomena that have shaped our collective consciousness and fuelled a belief in the existence of these monstrous creatures. Show more Show less d556242953201446dfa53efe7b24df62 Size: (1.86 MB) File name: Yeti.-.Graham.Hoyland.epub File size: 1.86 MB 98030dcf3b8667f69932234cebc1b821 Size: (1.86 MB) File name: Yeti.-.Graham.Hoyland.epub File size: 1.86 MB 5158afaac70439d3f4f3e91d16d3a299 Size: (1.90 MB) File name: Yeti.Graham.Hoyland.epub File size: 1.90 MB