Shelfari edited the description of Monster Spotter's Guide to North America Sunday, August 23, 2009.
Like a Bird Watching Guide... Only for Monsters . Monsters represent the dark side of humanity--the primal, animal impulses that reside in us all. They have preyed upon our imaginations and our fears since the dawn of civilization. Fascinating and terrifying, monsters are impossible to ignore. North America is home to a wide array of fearsome beasts including hairy monsters, flying monsters, lake monsters, reptilian humanoids and other unexplained phenomena. The Monster Spotter's Guide to North America geographically catalogs more than one hundred legendary monsters reported to inhabit the continent. From the mythical Sasquatch of the Pacific Northwest to the vicious Mexican Goatsucker known as El Chupacabra, you'll read about the legends and major sightings of the most widely feared creatures reported to exist--plus a few you might have never heard of. Within these pages you'll find detailed pen-and-ink drawings, helpful quick-reference boxes for quick identification of key monster traits, a glossary of crytozoology terms, a remedial course in common monster knowledge, useful appendices, case studies and more. Let this book be your guide and explore the legends for yourself. Anyone can be a monster spotter... when you start looking you never know what you might find.