Where Bigfoot Walks

Where Bigfoot Walks

Crossing the Dark Divide

Book - 1995
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Houghton
Where Bigfoot Walks is concerned less with the existence of Bigfoot than with the nature of human belief, particularly the need to believe that something beyond what we rationally know is "out there." Awarded a Guggenheim fellowship to investigate the legends of Sasquatch, Bob Pyle trekked into the wilderness of the Dark Divide, where he discovered a giant fossil footprint; searched out Indians who told him of an outcast tribe whose members had not evolved fully into humans; attended Sasquatch Daze, where he met scientists, hunters, and crackpots who devote their lives to Bigfoot; and realized that "these guys don't want to find Bigfoot - they want to be Bigfoot." A Smithsonian scientist insisted that "the possibility of a hoax to explain all the facts is even more remote than that of the animal existing"; even the Army Corps of Engineers said Bigfoot's existence was "not unlikely." The tabloid press provided corroborating evidence in reports such as "Bigfoot Baby Found in Watermelon:

Baker & Taylor
A scientist who was granted a Guggenheim fellowship to investigate the Sasquatch legend recounts how he found a giant fossil footprint and learned a corroborating Native American legend about a less-evolved race

Blackwell North Amer
Where Bigfoot Walks is a dramatic narrative exploration not only of the phenomenon of Bigfoot but also of the nature of human belief, particularly the need to believe that something is out there beyond what we rationally know.
Awarded a Guggenheim to investigate the legends of Sasquatch, Robert Pyle trekked into the wilderness of the Dark Divide, where he discovered a giant fossil footprint; searched out Indians who told him of an outcast tribe, the Seeahtlks, who had not fully evolved into humans; attended Sasquatch Daze in British Columbia, where he met scientists, hunters, and others - even a standup comic - who have devoted their lives to Bigfoot (call 1-800-BIGFOOT if you spot one), and realized that "these guys don't want to find Bigfoot - they want to be Bigfoot."

Baker
& Taylor

The memoirs of a scientist who was granted a Guggenheim fellowship to investigate the Sasquatch legend recount how he found a giant fossil footprint, learned a corroborating Native American legend about a less-evolved race, and more. Tour.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
ISBN: 9780395441145
0395441145
Branch Call Number: 001.944 PYL
Characteristics: viii, 338 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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