Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Endeavour. 2008 Jun;32(2):53-7. doi: 10.1016/j.endeavour.2008.04.005. Epub 2008 Jun 2.

Amateur versus professional: the search for Bigfoot.

Author information

  • 1History Department, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083, USA. bregal@kean.edu

Abstract

Those who would seek monsters not as metaphors, but as flesh and blood organisms have gone largely overlooked by the history of science. Starting in the 1950s and 1960s a group of amateur monster hunters and physical anthropologists began to pursue such creatures as Sasquatch, Bigfoot and the Yeti as living species. Whether or not such creatures exist, the monster hunters themselves are fascinating subjects for study, illustrating the tensions that are all too common between amateur naturalists and professional scientists.

PMID:
18514914
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

LinkOut - more resources

Full Text Sources

Other Literature Sources

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk