Donald Prothero at Skylight Books to Talk About Abominable Science! & More Good News About the Book

Abominable Science!A scientist discussing his great new book at a great bookstore equals, not surprisingly, a great author event. That is the equation in play tonight as Donald Prothero coauthor of Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids discusses the book at Skylight Books in Los Angeles tonight at 7:30.

Abominable Science!, which was written by Daniel Loxton and Prothero, has been receiving a lot of review and media attention over the past few weeks. Notices about the book have included Scott McLemee’s piece in Inside Higher Education and, from this past weekend, reviews in The Wall Street Journal and the Times (London) . Both of are behind paywalls, so for those who don’t subscribe, we can tell you that The Wall Street Journal wrote:

[Loxton and Prothero] offer us a sharp analysis of the quest for unreal critters—cryptids, as they are called—and the people who pursue them, shining an arc light onto the hoaxes and faked photos, the made-up films, faux corpses, delusions, lies and plain bad science that plague the field. . . . [An] entertaining and thoroughly documented book.

You can get a full roundup of all the reviews and interviews about the book on Skepticblog, in which a more negative review from Bigfoot Times is also included.

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