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by John Bindernagel

  • ISBN: 0968288707
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: John Bindernagel
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Beachcomber Books; First Edition edition (1998)
  • Pages: 270 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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John Bindernagel, a Canadian wildlife biologist, has been studying the sasquatch in British Columbia since 1975

John Bindernagel, a Canadian wildlife biologist, has been studying the sasquatch in British Columbia since 1975. For this book he has selected over 150 sasquatch reports which help us understand this controversial animal. Dr. Bindernagel’s references to the literature on the great apes of Africa and Asia (the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan) help us understand that the sasquatch is not nearly so unusual as we may think. It is simply a North American great ape, behaving like other great apes, but most often out of sight in the wilderness-and occasionally the back yards-of North America.

North America's Great Ape book. John Bindernagel, a Canadian wildlife biologist, has been studying the sasquatch in British Columbia since 1975.

A wildlife biologist looks at the continent's most misunderstood large .

A wildlife biologist looks at the continent's most misunderstood large mammal. George Schaller, author, Year of the Gorilla and The Mountain Gorilla: Ecology and Behavior. The book lays out the evidence in just the way a scientifically minded reader would want to see it.

John A. Bindernagel (born 1941) is a wildlife biologist who has sought evidence for Bigfoot since 1963. He published a book in 1998 entitled North America's Great Ape: the Sasquatch Bindernagel grew up in Ontario, attended the University o. . He published a book in 1998 entitled North America's Great Ape: the Sasquatch Bindernagel grew up in Ontario, attended the University of Guelph, and received a PhD in Biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He moved to British Columbia in 1975 largely because the region was a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings. Over the years, he has collected casts of tracks that he believes belongs to Bigfoot.

John Albert Bindernagel (December 22, 1941 – January 17, 2018) was a wildlife biologist who sought evidence for Bigfoot since 1963

John Albert Bindernagel (December 22, 1941 – January 17, 2018) was a wildlife biologist who sought evidence for Bigfoot since 1963. He published a book in 1998 entitled North America's Great Ape: the Sasquatch (. ISBN 682887-0-7). His second book, The Discovery of the Sasquatch – Reconciling Culture, History, and Science in the Discovery Process, was published in 2010. Bindernagel is a wildlife biologist who has sought evidence for Bigfoot since 1963. He published a book in 1998 entitled North America’s Great Ape: the Sasquatch. John writes "As a wildlife biologist, I have been studying the sasquatch (or bigfoot) for just over 50 years.

John Bindernagel presents his 'field guide' on sasquatch in which he discusses the possibilities of North American great apes (NApes). In this book, Bindernagel isn't trying to prove sasquatch creatures exist as he takes it for a given; what he is doing is theorizing about the habitats and ecological patterns as befits such creatures.

North America’s Great Ape: the Sasquatch Presented by Dr. John Bindernagel A wildlife biologist looks at the continent’s most misunderstood large mammal.

His name, John Bindernagel. I first had the pleasure of meeting John in the spring of 2000 at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference, where he was a featured speaker.

From the Back Cover:

"In the past thirty years numerous books have been published about reported observations of giant, hairy bipeds in the forests of North America, but none by a scientist qualified to assess whether what the witnesses described added up to a believable animal. John Bindernagel, with a Ph.D in wildlife biology and extensive field experience in more than one part of the world, has now supplied that need. North America's Great Ape: The Sasquatch could prove to be the most important book yet written on this fascinating subject." -John Green, author, The Sasquatch File, On the Track of the Sasquatch, Year of the Sasquatch, and Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us

Finally, here is a book that goes beyond the debate about whether or not the sasquatch exists, and discusses the anatomy, ecology, food habits, and behavior of this elusive mammal. Dr. John Bindernagel, a Canadian wildlife biologist, has been studying the sasquatch in British Columbia since 1975. For this book he has selected over 150 sasquatch reports which help us understand this controversial animal. In his low-keyed style, he also addresses many of the problems of belief which have kept us from seriously evaluating the reports of the gorillalike mammals which walk upright and look more like hair-covered humans than the bears with which we are more familiar

Dr. Bindernagel's references to the literature on the great apes of Africa and Asia (the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan) help us understand that the sasquatch is not nearly so unusual as we may think. It is simply a North American great ape, behaving like other great apes, but most often out of sight in the wilderness-and occasionally the back yards-of North America.

This is a serious and refreshingly candid look at a long-misunderstood North American animal. It will answer many of our questions about this mysterious wildlife species-and raise many more.



Reviews about North America's Great Ape: The Sasquatch - A Wildlife Biologist Looks at the Continent's Most Misunderstood Large Mammal (5):
Blackworm
...if you refuse to be swayed by anything but proof. (As at least one reviewer here makes clear he won't be.) That's not an open mind. It's a closed mind that can only be ripped open by proof.

Bindernagel is past trying to convince people that the animal is real; he knows - and says so - that the evidence won't do that to either people in denial or people who won't be convinced until one comes to their door asking for a cup of sugar. (Or people who have no interest in reading up on the evidence; I'm not even sure why they care.) Anyone in command of the evidence knows that the case for these animals' existence is strong indeed. A major component of this strength - aside from the sheer volume and consistency of the evidence - is its uncanny (for something that isn't real) corroboration by what we know about African and Asian apes. Most people don't know much; Bindernagel deftly shows how people with no previous experience with known apes in the wild are describing great-ape behaviors in encounter reports.

I give this book five stars for existing. It took guts indeed to brave the tide of naivete, lack of information, and braying ignorance that surrounds the sasquatch. Any scientist whose curiosity isn't aroused by this read isn't thinking like a scientist. But then, when it comes to anything outside their narrow fields, most of them don't. All of them should.

Fake feet and people in suits aren't doing all of this. (Compare the description of the animal to what you see on YouTube.) Wouldn't one think that's obvious? Apparently it isn't.

Bindernagel thinks - and that's his other book - that the sasquatch is a scientific discovery that just hasn't been acknowledged yet. If you disagree, you have some reading to do. This book won't convince you if you're one of those, so be warned. This is what someone in command of the evidence thinks.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Mr. Bindernagel's first book, while not as good from a discussion stand point as his second book, he highlights many sighting reports. Bindernagel makes many interesting observations about the sighting reports, and breaks down the reports from a logical point of view. A bite pricy, this still is a must book on the topic. Mr. Bindernagel passed away on 2/18/18 , and his research will be greatly missed.
Talvinl
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This book by Dr. John A. Bindernagel, the "North America's Great Ape: The Sasquatch" is a must have for those in the pursuit of the Sasquatch. I loaned my first copy out, and so it is now lost forever! ;-0 The moral of that story is, never loan out a book that is a must have, because it will cost you a lot more to have it replaced! Richard
Balladolbine
I bought this book eager to see what a wildlife biologist would have to say about the "reality" of Bigfoot. In point of fact, what he has to say is pretty much exactly what all the other Bigfoot writers (particularly John Green) have to say which isn't much. After all, it's hard to write a field guide and ecological study on something that frankly has no biological evidence going for it. Some key funny bits:

Bindernagel makes much of the supposed affinity of gigantic hairy apemen for tidal flats, estuaries, and coastlines when it comes to digging for clams and worms...REALLY?! So where are the thousands of tracks? The hundreds of irate witnesses who's clamming flats have been overrun by hungry apemen? What about all the salmon fishermen who compete with apemen for fish?

He also makes much ado about how Bigfoot's supposed behavior is similar to several great apes' behavioral repertoires. Well, if that's true, then we can certainly make a case for the easter Bunny being real on account of its propenisty for hopping and eating carrots.

What we have with this book is a parroting of John Green's earlier books on the subject with the added bonus of some footprint photos that wouldn't fool even the least educated boyscout, yet somehow convinced this "wildlife biologist" that they're real. If Bindernagel's other work is as sloppy as his Bigfoot work, it's no wonder he was forced to be a "freelance" researcher. No agency in the world would retain somebody with his apparent qualifications.

Skip this book, read the classics by Green, then do yourself a favor and get the Hoopa Bigfoot book that just came out for a refreshing new take on what has for a long time been becoming a stale legend of yesteryear.
Miromice
John Bindernagel presents his 'field guide' on sasquatch in which he discusses the possibilities of North American great apes (NApes). In this book, Bindernagel isn't trying to prove sasquatch creatures exist as he takes it for a given; what he is doing is theorizing about the habitats and ecological patterns as befits such creatures. He wants to see bigfoot/sasquatch included in the variety of outdoor field guide/tracking books on what to look for in regards to size, prints, spoor/(...), vocalizations, and other general signs (twisted tree branches, for example) that a sasquatch may be in the area or recently passed through. Also included are sketches depicting differences between the assumed 'bear mis-identification' excuses and what a bigfoot looks like.

All in all, it's a very good presentation and intriguing, that isn't necessarily out to prove the existance of the creatures, but rather, he grants they do exist and why aren't they included in field guides. The book itself is well laid out covering some sightings, tracks, purported evidence, and how they fit biologically into the environment. Definitely should be in your bigfoot book collection.

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