This year's book news has produced the usual questions about "how many books is this one for Loren Coleman." Let's begin at the beginning, in the third person.
After discovering cryptozoology in March 1960, and spending years doing fieldwork, Loren Coleman at 20, wrote his first published article.
In Boston, Coleman would extend his anthropological and zoological education, gained at Southern Illinois University, into the realm of the psychological understandings of humans. From Bucky Fuller at SIU, to studying under Sophia Freud at Simmons School of Social Work and doing incomplete doctoral work at Brandeis University and University of New Hampshire, Coleman explored many topics that interested him. He would teach at six universities in his career, before consulting and then opening the International Cryptozoology Museum in 2003 in Portland, Maine..
Since 1975 to present, Coleman has written, edited, and contributed to many other books, as primary author, coauthor, editor, or contributor. But how many books does this involve, in total? How many books has Coleman "written"?
One can do a search on Google or Yahoo, and you will find the weaknesses of information overload and disorganization on the web revealed. You can discover all kinds of answers on the Internet to the question of "how many": seven, seventeen, and over thirty are the usual biographical and bibliographical talking points. But what is the number and names of Loren Coleman books, actually?
Below you will discover, in chronological order from most recent to earliest, the authored and coauthored editions, and various other forms of contributions (shown in "quotation marks" after the book title) of Loren Coleman's output in book form.
The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster New York: Anomalist Books, 2012. "Foreword." Lyle Blackburn.
The Encyclopaedia of New and Rediscovered Animals: From the Lost Ark to the New Zoo - and Beyond 2012. "Foreword." Karl Shuker
Contemporary Legend: A Reader. New York: Garland, 1996. "Alligators in the Sewers." Gillian Bennett and Paul Smith, eds.
[Most important creation this year: Caleb is born on February 3, 1990.]
[Most important creation this year: Malcolm is born on February 11, 1986.]
Le livre de l'inexplicable by Jacques Bergier. Paris: Editions Albine Michel, 1972. "Some Bigfoot Traditions of the North American Tribes," (with Mark A. Hall).