Searching for Sasquatch: Crackpots, Eggheads, and Cryptozoology (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)How does science treat evidence from the edges? This fresh and entertaining look at the search for Sasquatch concerns more than just the startling and controversial nature of monsters and monster hunting in the late twentieth century, but the more important relationship between the professional scientists and amateur naturalists who hunt them—and their place in the history of science. The traditional heroic narrative of monster-hunting situates mainstream, academic scientists (the eggheads) as villains rejecting the existence of anomalous primates and cryptozoology as unworthy of study. It gives a privileged place to passionate amateur naturalists (the crackpots) who soldier ...
18 X 12 diameter EVA foam padded seat with 12 X 21 backrestSit and stand to the desired level300 lb weight limitPadded side and front rails for comfortLarge foot rest platform: 20X27Steel constructionCollapses quickly for easy transportBack pack strapsWeighs 28 lbs.WARNING: Never use this or any other tree stand without a safety harness! Failure to do so may result in serious injury or even death. Many hunters now use multiple hunting stands and already have a full body safety harness. To prevent each hunter from having multiple safety harnesses and to keep this stands price to a minimum, we do not include a safety harness. However, we will add it at cost if you do not have one (purchase within our store). By purchasing this tree stand, you are agreeing to use a safety harness while climbing to your stand or sitting in the stand! Never consume alcohol or drugs while using this product! Never climb a tree with a gun, use a rope instead to raise your unloaded weapon with the lever/ chamber open!
Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture
A significant number of Americans spend their weekends at UFO conventions hearing whispers of government cover-ups, at New Age gatherings learning the keys to enlightenment, or ambling around historical downtowns learning about resident ghosts in tourist-targeted "ghost walks." They have been fed a steady diet of fictional shows with paranormal themes such as "The X-Files," "Supernatural," and "Medium," shows that may seek to simply entertain, but also serve to disseminate paranormal beliefs. The public hunger for the paranormal seems insatiable. Paranormal America provides the definitive portrait of Americans who believe in or have experienced such phenomena as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs, psychic phenomena, astrology, and the power of mediums. However, unlike many books on the paranormal, this volume does not focus on proving or disproving the paranormal, but rather on understanding the people who believe and how those beliefs shape their lives. Drawing on the Baylor Religion Survey--a multi-year national random sample of American religious values, practices, and behaviors--as well as extensive fieldwork including joining hunts for Bigfoot and spending the night in a haunted house, authors Christopher Bader, F. Carson Mencken, and Joseph Baker shed light on what the various types of paranormal experiences, beliefs, and activities claimed by Americans are; whether holding an unconventional belief, such as believing in Bigfoot, means that one is unconventional in other attitudes and behaviors; who has such experiences and beliefs and how they differ from other Americans; and if we can expect major religions to emerge from the paranormal. Brimming with engaging personal stories and provocative findings, Paranormal America is an entertaining yet authoritative look at a growing segment of American religious culture.
The Field & Stream Hunting Optics Handbook: An Expert's Guide to Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, and Rangefinders
Hunters often spend more money on optical equipment than they do on rifles, and yet they usually know very little about "glass." Binoculars, rifle scopes and range finders cost a minimum of $1,000 each. That consumer wants to ensure he's spending money on the right products. This book informs the reader what kind of performance to look for in optics, depending on where they're going and what they're hunting. Good binoculars and scopes vastly improve a hunter's focus and range. Specific products are reviewed and presented here - with photos - in an easy-to-understand shoppers' guide that will vastly improve the hunting experience. Thomas McIntyre is a contributing editor at "Field & Stream," where he regularly tests new optics. He lives in Wyoming.