Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps: In Search of the World's Most Hideous Beasts (Paperback)
  • Scary Monsters and Super Creeps: In Search of the World's Most Hideous Beasts (Paperback)
zoom

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps: In Search of the World's Most Hideous Beasts (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback Published: 30/08/2012
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. Ever since he was given a copy of Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World for his ninth birthday Dom has been obsessed with the world of cryptozoology (monster hunting), and in Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings. He explores the Redwood Curtain in northern California in search of Sasquatch; in Canada he visits Lake Okanagan hoping to catch a glimpse of a thirty-foot snake-like creature called Ogopogo; and near Lake Tele in Congo he risks his life tracking the vegetarian sauropod Mokele-mbembe. Naturally he heads to Loch Ness - but for this hunt he has his family in tow; he treks across the Khumbu Valley in Nepal looking for Yeti; and in the hills above Hiroshima in Japan he enlists the help of a local man to find the Hibagon, a terribly smelly 'caveman ape'. In typically hilarious and irreverent fashion, Dom explores the cultures that gave rise to these monster myths and ends up in some pretty hairy situations with people even stranger than the monsters they are hunting. Are the monsters all the product of fevered minds, or is there a sliver of truth somewhere in the madness? Either way, the search gives Dom an excuse to dive into six fascinating destinations on a gloriously nutty adventure.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9780857207647
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

You may also be interested in...

Eastern Horizons
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Lost Japan
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Border
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Silk Roads
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.49
Paperback
Watling Street
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Voyage For Madmen
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Hidden Nature
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Notes from A Small Island
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Down Under
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Why the Dutch are Different
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Walking the Americas
Added to basket
The Penguin Lessons
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Around the World in 80 Days
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
Islander
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.