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The Yeti: The Abominable Snowman

Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero

in Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153201
eISBN:
9780231526814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the Yeti of the Himalayas. The name Yeti is the mispronunciation of the Sherpa name for the creature, Yeh-teh (animal of rocky places), or possibly a derivation of Meh-teh ... More


Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Donald Prothero and Daniel Loxton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153201
eISBN:
9780231526814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. This book ... More


Amazing Glacier Stuff

Jorge Daniel Taillant

in Glaciers: The Politics of Ice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199367252
eISBN:
9780197562925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199367252.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

This chapter is about what glaciers—and particularly what glacial and periglacial melt—mean to people and communities around the world. We often don’t realize that people interact daily with ... More


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