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By Gareth Williams

ISBN-10: 140915873X

ISBN-13: 9781409158738

The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that are meant to have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend outfitted on hoaxes and wishful thinking?

Sir Peter Scott, across the world well known naturalist and president of the area natural world Fund, was once confident that the Monster existed. So have been senior scientists at London's typical heritage Museum and Chicago college; they misplaced their jobs simply because they refused to give up their trust within the creature. for many years, the medical institution was firm to quash makes an attempt to enquire Loch Ness - until eventually Nature, the world's maximum examine magazine, released an editorial by means of Peter Scott that includes underwater photos of the Monster. Drawing greatly on new fabric, Gareth Williams takes a unconditionally unique examine what relatively occurred in Loch Ness. A enormous Commotion tells the tale as by no means earlier than: a gripping saga populated through vibrant characters who do notable issues in pursuit of 1 of evolution's wildest cards.

Meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, this ebook will attract somebody desirous about nature and its mysteries - and to each person who enjoys a fantastically crafted detective tale with a robust forged of heroes and villains, lots of twists and an unforeseen finishing.

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I would go to drain the sea for him if he asked me. Gaelic proverb Contents Title Page Dedication Chronology: the modern era (1930–) of the Loch Ness Monster Key players in the story List of Illustrations Preface: Sneak preview 1 A landscape made for a mystery 2 Enter the Monster 3 Revelations 4 From legend to fact 5 A contagious obsession 6 Gentlemen and beasts 7 Phenomenal investigations 8 So near, yet so far 9 Serious science 10 No hiding place? 11 Identity parade 12 Hindsight and some wisdom 13 The human factor 14 Last word Postscript Acknowledgements Bibliography Notes Also by Gareth Williams Illustrations Copyright Chronology The modern era (1930–) of the Loch Ness Monster AAS = Academy of Applied Science; LN(P)IB = Loch Ness (Phenomenon) Investigation Bureau.

Gray, Hugh. Employee of the British Aluminium plant at Foyers, who took the first acknowledged photograph of a Monster (a 40-foot ‘serpent’) near Foyers on 4 November 1933. Holiday, F. W. ‘Ted’ (1920–79). Angling correspondent and writer who first saw the Monster off Foyers in August 1962. Became convinced that the Monster was, firstly, a giant slug-like invertebrate and, later, a multidimensional entity with telepathic powers. Wrote The Great Orm of Loch Ness (1968) and The Dragon and the Disc (1973).

By publishing this nonsense, the editor had endangered the reputation of British science and had dragged this once-noble journal down to the level of the gutter press. Over Christmas, Peter Scott was also swamped with letters, some critical and some offering support. One that reached him early in the New Year came from a professional zoologist who knew all about the narrow-mindedness and bigotry of the scientific mafia. Dr Denys Tucker was an expert on eels and deep-sea fish, whose career had been unstoppable until the fateful day in March 1959 when he visited Loch Ness and watched a large humped object travelling across the water.

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