General Topics and Cryptozoology:
Another Superb Bibliography

by Melissa Alles

Benwell, Gwen, and Arthur Waugh. Sea Enchantress: The Tale of the Mermaid and Her Kin. London: Hutchinson, 1961.

Brookesmith, Peter, ed. Creatures from Elsewhere: Weird Animals That No-One Can Explain. London: Orbis Publishing, 1984. Anthology of articles from The Unexplained. Includes man-beasts, weird winged creatures, sea monsters, lake monsters, merfolk, and werewolves.

China Reconstructs. China's Yeti and Other Monsters. Beijing: China Reconstructs Press, 1988.

Dmitriyev, Yuri. Man and Animals. Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1984. Translation of Russian work published in 1983. One chapter about cryptozoology, including the Tatzelwurm, giant anacondas, lake monsters, and sea serpents.

Eberhart, George M. Monsters: A Guide to Information on Unaccounted-for Creatures, Including Bigfoot, Many Water Monsters, and Other Irregular Animals. New York: Garland, 1983.

Gould, Charles. Mythical Monsters. New York: Crescent Books/Crown Publishers, 1989. Chapters on dragons, sea serpents, and the unicorn.

Hall, Mark A. Thunderbirds: The Living Legend of Giant Birds. Bloomington, MN: Hall, 1988. Legends and modern sightings of giant North American birds.

Hall, Mark A. Natural Mysteries: Monster Lizards, English Dragons, and Other Puzzling Animals. Bloomington, MN: Hall, 1989. Sequel to previous entry. America's Great Swamps, Giant Lizards, and more.

Heuvelmans, Bernard. On the Track of Unknown Animals. New York: Hill & Wang, 1958.

Heuvelmans, Bernard. In the Wake of the Sea-Serpents. New York: Hill & Wang, 1968.

Joyner, Graham C. The Hairy Man of South Eastern Australia. Canberra: Joyner, 1977.

Ley, Willy. Exotic Zoology. New York: Bonanza Books/Crown Publishers, 1987. Reprint of Ley's 1959 book. Includes Yeti, Kraken, sea serpents, Mokele-Mbembe, and coelacanth.

McEwan, Graham J. Mystery Animals of Britain and Ireland. London: Robert Hale, 1986. Mystery cats, sea serpents, Nessie and other lake monsters, black dogs, the Owlman of Mawnan, and the Brentford Griffin.

Miller, Marc E.W. Chasing Legends: An Adventurer's Diary. Stelle, IL: Adventurers Unlimited Press/Publishers Network, 1990. Stories from the author's travels, including Mokele-Mbembe, Yeti, Egyptian curses, and voodoo.

Newton, Michael. Monsters, Mysteries and Man. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1979. Unknown hominoids, extant dinosaurs, sea and lake monsters, vampires, werewolves, UFOs.

Reinstadt, Randall A. Mysterious Sea Monsters of California's Central Coast. Carmel, CA: Ghost Town Publications, 1979. Sea serpents, sea monsters, giant octopods, and other unidentified marine life.

Roberts, Andy. Cat Flaps! A Survey of Mystery Cats in the North of England. Brighouse, West Yorkshire: Brigantia Books, 1987. Britain's big cat scares, plus cats and black dogs in British folklore.

Screeton, Paul. The Lambton Worm and Other Northumbrian Dragon Legends. London: Zodiac House Publications, 1978. Explores possible factual basis for the British dragons.

Shuker, Karl P.N. Mystery Cats of the World: From Blue Tigers to Exmoor Beasts. London: Robert Hale, 1989. Assorted mystery cats from around the world.

Time-Life. Mysterious Creatures. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1988. From the series "Mysteries of the Unknown." Mostly marine monsters, Nessie, Bigfoot, and Yeti. Also includes section on monsters in film.

Trotti, Hugh H. Beasts and Battles: Fact in Legend and History? New York: Rivercross Publishing, 1989. Chapters on the Western dragon and the werewolf.

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