A Monstrous Commotion: The Mysteries of Loch Ness by Gareth Williams

By Gareth Williams

The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that are meant to have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend outfitted on hoaxes and wishful thinking?

Sir Peter Scott, the world over popular naturalist and president of the area natural world Fund, used to be confident that the Monster existed. So have been senior scientists at London's traditional historical past Museum and Chicago collage; they misplaced their jobs simply because they refused to give up their trust within the creature. for many years, the clinical institution was resolute to quash makes an attempt to enquire Loch Ness - until eventually Nature, the world's maximum learn magazine, released a piece of writing by means of Peter Scott that includes underwater pictures of the Monster. Drawing generally on new fabric, Gareth Williams takes a totally unique examine what particularly occurred in Loch Ness. A giant Commotion tells the tale as by no means ahead of: a gripping saga populated via vibrant characters who do outstanding issues in pursuit of 1 of evolution's wildest cards.

Meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, this publication will entice an individual desirous about nature and its mysteries - and to everybody who enjoys a superbly crafted detective tale with a robust solid of heroes and villains, lots of twists and an unforeseen finishing.

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While still a student, wrote The Loch Ness Story (1974), which included the underwater photographs taken during the AAS expeditions led by Robert Rines. Became a journalist, correspondent and newsreader at the BBC. Led the multidisciplinary Project Urquhart study of Loch Ness in 1996. List of Illustrations Map 1 Loch Ness and the north-eastern end of the Great Glen. Map 2 Southern end of Loch Ness, from Fort Augustus to Invermoriston, showing locations of classic sightings of the Monster. Map 3 Middle section of Loch Ness, from Invermoriston to Inverfarigaig.

From its end, a river snakes away towards the sprawl of a large town, some 15 miles away. The farthest limit of the town is marked by the slender arc of a bridge which forms the gateway to the open sea. In the opposite direction, the steep-sided valley runs away to the southwest with the dark ribbon of the lake laid along its floor. Beyond it lies a narrow strip of water, then another longer lake and, 30 miles away, the apex of a fjord which opens into a sea studded with irregular islands. The valley, its lakes and the fjord lie along a line that could have been drawn on a map with a ruler, running diagonally from north-east to south-west.

Foundation Trustee of the Loch Ness Phenomenon Investigation Bureau (1961); resigned in 1966. Wilson, Colonel Robert K. (1899–1969). Gynaecologist and surgeon who practised in the West End of London between the wars. In April 1934, took the ‘Surgeon’s Photograph’, which became the iconic image of the Monster. Later, served with the Special Operations Executive in 1944–45 and wrote a classic textbook on automatic pistols. Witchell, Nicholas (born 1953). Aged 19, spent several months in a wooden hut overlooking the Loch before beginning university to read Law.

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