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On the Track of Unknown Animals


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#1    Carnivorous Entity

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:58 PM

So, I've got a 1965 copy of Bernard Heuvelmans' book, On the Track of Unknown Animals. Unfortunately, it's an abridged version, but the majority of the text is still there, minus the bibliography. If there's enough interest, I can at some point begin to scan chapters, or possibly even the whole book. So who's up for it?

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:44 PM

1965?

Wait, let me jump into my time machine.......oh wait?


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:36 PM

View Postkeninsc, on 06 June 2013 - 10:44 PM, said:

1965?

Wait, let me jump into my time machine.......oh wait?
Yep, it's an old book, somewhat dated but still a very good read. First published in 1955, mine is the second translated edition.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:34 AM

That's pretty awsome, always wanted to take a look at that book, but the price tag is usually 100 dollars or more :tu:


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:59 AM

View PostDrums, on 08 June 2013 - 02:34 AM, said:

That's pretty awsome, always wanted to take a look at that book, but the price tag is usually 100 dollars or more :tu:
That's about what I payed for it. I think it was around $130 after shipping.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:55 AM

View PostCarnivorous Entity, on 07 June 2013 - 09:36 PM, said:

Yep, it's an old book, somewhat dated but still a very good read. First published in 1955, mine is the second translated edition.

"The second translated edition"? Translated from what, may I ask?


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:58 AM

I'm in , scan away. :tu:


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:05 AM

View Postkeninsc, on 08 June 2013 - 07:55 AM, said:

"The second translated edition"? Translated from what, may I ask?
German I believe.

Supposedly many cryptozoologists still go back to this book at their Foundation stone.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

Well, some of the better zoologist were German back in the day.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

No doubt his arguments are as good as what the believers are offering these days!

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:03 PM

The book was written in french, being as the author was from France. I wouldnt bother scanning it. The info is severely dated. Even pseudo science should still rely on current research.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:40 PM

View PostCarnivorous Entity, on 08 June 2013 - 02:59 AM, said:

That's about what I payed for it. I think it was around $130 after shipping.

Good lord. I picked up a copy off the same edition a few years ago for probably not more than 2 dollars.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

View PostCarnivorous Entity, on 06 June 2013 - 09:58 PM, said:

So, I've got a 1965 copy of Bernard Heuvelmans' book, On the Track of Unknown Animals. Unfortunately, it's an abridged version,

View PostCarnivorous Entity, on 08 June 2013 - 02:59 AM, said:

That's about what I payed for it. I think it was around $130 after shipping.

Wow, sorry, but you can get an abridged version on amazon for about $44.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:39 AM

View PostPod99966, on 08 June 2013 - 11:43 PM, said:

Wow, sorry, but you can get an abridged version on amazon for about $44.

If he charges $90 for scans and sells one he can make his money back.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:28 AM

View PostPod99966, on 08 June 2013 - 11:43 PM, said:

Wow, sorry, but you can get an abridged version on amazon for about $44.
Where? There's a listing on eBay for a 1972 paperback edition that's abridged even further for $44, but there's no photograph on the listing. The next cheapest is $124 on Amazon. If you find the link again, please message it to me.
At any rate, this doesn't seem to have generated much interest. Would a moderator mind closing the thread?

Edited by Carnivorous Entity, 11 June 2013 - 03:30 AM.

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