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- DescriptionThe Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the disaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking? Sir Peter Scott, internationally rewned naturalist and president of the World Wildlife Fund, was convinced that the Monster existed. So were senior scientists at London's Natural History Museum and Chicago University; they lost their jobs because they refused to reunce their belief in the creature. For decades, the scientific establishment was determined to quash attempts to investigate Loch Ness - until Nature, the world's greatest research journal, published an article by Peter Scott featuring underwater photographs of the Monster. Drawing extensively on new material, Gareth Williams takes a wholly original look at what really happened in Loch Ness. A Monstrous Commotion tells the story as never before: a gripping saga populated by colourful characters who do extraordinary things in pursuit of one of evolution's wildest cards. Meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by nature and its mysteries - and to everyone who enjoys a beautifully crafted detective story with a strong cast of heroes and villains, plenty of twists and an unexpected ending.
- Author BiographyGareth Williams is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol. He has written extensively on the subject of science and scientific enquiry.
- Author(s)Gareth Williams
- PublisherOrion Publishing Co
- Date of Publication17/11/2016
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Weight335 g
- Width134 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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