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Werewolf Book : The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings (Paperback) (Brad Steiger)
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When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the UnsuspectingFrom lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, andTrue Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilitiesthey hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victimsselling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shopas well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers.Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting peopleClassic and modern werewolf moviesGargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictionsSerial killers and sadistic rulersSorcery, spells, and talismansTelevision shows, songs, and computer games
With 250 entries, this updated filmography and resource is the encyclopedic guide to all things lycanthropic and a fascinating compendium of comparative mythology and folklore. Delving into the 15th century to uncover the origins of the werewolf legend, it is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages, landing on the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, Michael Lupo (Lupo is "wolf" in Italian), and Fritz Haarman who slaughtered and ate his victims–selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop. The photos and drawings provide hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries, and a helpful chronology of lycanthropic activities dates back 140,000 years to the first mixing of human and lupine blood. Werewolf hunters of all ages will appreciate the detailed section on slaying the beast, while potential victims will find the information on detecting and warding away the occasional wayward wolfman more to their immediate liking—if not need.
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Reference, Body + Mind + Spirit
Sub-Genre: Supernatural, Curiosities + Wonders
Author: Brad Steiger
Street Date: September 1, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-70-6836
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