The “Father of Cryptozoology,” Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans, wrote two of the most significant works in the field, “On the Track of Unknown Animals” and “In the Wake. Bernard Heuvelmans’ personal profile involving cryptozoology and Unknown Explorers. Results 1 – 11 of 11 Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of Bernard-Heuvelmans books online . Free delivery worldwide on over 19 million titles.

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Heuvelmans’ contributions to cryptozoology, zoology, bermard anthropology are significant and far-reaching, and his impact on generations to come will cross decades. Heuvelmans’ books made reference to literary sources. Considered by some to be the most influential work on cryptozoology in the twentieth century, On the Track of Unknown Animals remains in print almost 5 decades later, with more than one million copies sold in various translations and editions, bernadd one in which was reprinted with a large updated introduction.

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Bymany of us were dismayed to find he was mostly bedridden, refusing visits, and in very poor health. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In his waning years, his mind was filled with worries that no one would credit him for what he had done.

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Over the next few years Heuvelmans spent his time writing about the history of science, publishing many scientific works in the Bulletin of the Royal Museum of Natural History of Belgium, until he was called up for military service and captured by the Germens in World War II.


PhD zoology Free University of Brussels.

Bernard Heuvelmans: Obituary

Heuvelmans’ extensive files on the Slick expeditions remained mostly unpublished until he contributed some for inclusion in the book, Tom Slick and the Search for the Yeti.

On the Track of Unknown Animals May 15, One critic explained that because Heuvelmans research was based on rigorous dedication to scientific method and his solid background in zoology, his findings were bernaed throughout the scientific community.

October 10, Birthplace: While at the university, he won the first prize for small bands at an International Congress of Amateur Jazz. The white rhinoceros—a very large animal indeed—was unknown until Sanderson, entitled There Could Be Dinosaurs, which sympathetically discussed the evidence for relict populations of dinosaurs, this article brought Heuvelmans long standing interest in the unknown to the fore front of his thoughts.

Heuvelmans, who had become a Buddhist during his lifetime, was buried in Buddhist monk attire during a private funeral at Le Vesinet on August By the s, most in the field had elevated Blancou’s phrase in honor of Heuvelmans, and Heuvelmans was being called the “Father of Cryptozoology. Heuvelmans obtained his higher heuelmans at the University Libre of Brussels.

Sanderson sympathetically discussed the evidence for relict dinosaurs, Heuvelmans decided to pursue his vague, unfocussed interest in heuvelkans animals in a systematic way. That is how I coined the word ‘cryptozoology’, the science of hidden animals”.

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Within five years he had amassed so much material that he was ready to write a large book. The center consisted of his huge private library and his massive files on all manner of things related to cryptozoology. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. There is evidence that Heuvelmans planned to author a third book on fresh-water cryptozoology, but instead he assisted Irish author Peter Costello to produce his book In Search of Lake Monstersproviding source material from his files.


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He need not have troubled himself. The Flight of the Iguana: Cryptozoology List of cryptids. His towering gernard in the field leaves a long shadow.

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Bernard Heuvelmans, dead at 84, will hardly be forgotten. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. High to Low Avg. Science writer David Quammen has stated that Heuvelmans’s On the Track of Unknown Animals is “heavily researched and encyclopedic” but contains “leaps of credulity that leave a skeptical reader behind.

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