The Resource Beast: : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gâevaudan, (electronic resource)

Beast: : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gâevaudan, (electronic resource)

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Beast: : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gâevaudan
Title
Beast:
Title remainder
werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gâevaudan
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Language
eng
Summary
Using modern biology and history to investigate a series of grisly deaths in the countryside of 18th-century France. Something unimaginable occurred from 1764 to 1767 in the remote highlands of south-central France. For three years, a real-life monster, or monsters, ravaged the region, slaughtering by some accounts more than 100 people, mostly women and children, and inflicting severe injuries upon many others. Alarmed rural communities - and their economies - were virtually held hostage by the marauder, and local officials and Louis XV deployed dragoons and crack wolf hunters from far-off Normandy and the King's own court to destroy the menace. And with the creature's reign of terror occurring at the advent of the modern newspaper, it can be said the ferocious attacks in the Gévaudan region were one of the world's first media sensations. Despite extensive historical documentation about this awesome predator, no one seemed to know exactly what it was. Theories abounded: Was it an exotic animal, such as a hyena, that had escaped from a menagerie? A werewolf? A wolf-dog hybrid? A new species? Some kind of conspiracy? Or, as was proposed by the local bishop, was it a scourge of God? To this day, debates on the true nature of La Bête, "The Beast," continue. With historical illustrations, composite sketches by the author, on-the-scene modern-day photographs, autopsy analysis, and fictionalized accounts, Beast takes a fascinating look at all the evidence, using a mix of history and modern biology to advance a theory that could solve one of the most bizarre and unexplained killing sprees of all time: France's infamous Beast of the Gévaudan
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Midwest
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Romero, Gustavo Sâanchez
Dewey number
398/.09448/1509033
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Schwalb, S. R.
  • hoopla digital
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  • Gray wolf
  • Gray wolf
  • Electronic books
  • Gâevaudan (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Beast: : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gâevaudan, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832634
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multicolored
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MWT11832634
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11832634
Specific material designation
remote
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11832634
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Beast: : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gâevaudan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832634
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11832634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11832634
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832634
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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