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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Book Review: The Menagerie of Marvels By Dr. Karl Shuker

Today I finished Dr. Karl Shuker's newest(and 21st) book The Menagerie of Marvels: A Third Compendium of Extraordinary Animals. As the title suggests, this is his thrid book in a trilogy on extraordinary creatures(The others were Extraordinary Animals Worldwide and Extraordinary Aniamls Revisited.)

The cover of The Menagerie of Marvels, 
featuring a wooly mammoth, a terror bird, and a nandi bear
Shuker discusses a wide range of amazing animals in this book, ranging from terror birds, mammoths, hoopoes, sea serpents, reverse mermaids, nandi bears and flesh-eating baboons, go-away birds, flying toads, invisible catfish, the giant rat of sumatra, the moonrat, the Iliamna Lake monsters, and more.

A hoopoe, one of the birds discussed in
The Menagerie of Marvels

As soon as I started this book, it made its way to my favorites of all the cryptozoology books that I have, which is currently 112! Recommended for anyone interested in cryptozoology or just interested in animals.

See more about the book on Karl's website.