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Many stories exist about monsters, such as the yeti, the bigfoot, the chupacabra or the Loch Ness monster, all of which are considered to be real animals by the para-science of cryptozoology. And numerous books have offered supposed evidence of their existence, transforming these mysterious creatures into legends of our time.
In this book, above and beyond assessing the scientific evidence, Ignacio Cabria traces a journey through the facts that gave rise to these beliefs, observes their evolution and analyzes the cultural framework in which they arose. In this way, the author seeks to understand the cognitive, sociological and cultural mechanisms at play in each historical period that make the monster an icon of our time.
Ignacio Cabria has a degree in anthropology and is a scholar of contemporary myths.
The book includes a foreword by Javier Sierra.
Monsters are legends of modernity and arouse, in equal parts, attraction and terror.