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It’s Alive! TG: Table of Contents

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 1st, 2010

Amazon.com sales rankings are, of course, only one way of many ways to determine if a new book is of interest to you, the readers. Therefore, sometimes it is instructive to watch what happens on the release date of books to see if folks are picking up a copy or two. (All authors do it, even if they don’t admit to it.)


Loren Coleman

After pre-orders of two days, the official release date of my newest book with Mark A. Hall arrived. I was happy to see that as of 5:00 AM this morning, December 1, 2010, the Amazon sales rank had reached #16,433. It will naturally go up and down, but even if that’s the peak, that’s darn good for a modest cryptozoology book with groundbreaking new content from an independent publisher! Thank you Cryptomundians!


True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive?

So the book is alive, and I want to share with you the “Table of Contents” today. I’m proud of what’s inside this one!! Buy two books from Amazon and you get free shipping. Send the other one to a friend who is interested in Bigfoot or cryptozoology for Chanukah (lasts 8 days, beginning Dec. 2), Poinsettia Day (Dec. 12), Winter Solstice (Dec. 21), Festivus (Dec. 23, for the rest of us!), Christmas (Dec. 25), Boxing Day (Dec. 26), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26), New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), or if you forget to buy one this year, then on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), Feast of the Epiphany- Three Kings Day (Jan. 6) or on your partner’s, friend’s, kid’s, or associate’s birthdays.


Mark A. Hall

As the book spreads around the world, just as Gigantopithecus apparently did for millions of years (as shown in the graphic below not contained in the book), I look forward to your future reactions.

In the meantime, here is the official “Table of Contents” of True Giants:

Preface: The Story Behind the Cover
Being the frightening encounter of one Captain Mokhtar Mohamad
and his wife with an Orang Dalam, a True Giant.

Introduction
New evidence that humans were not alone. Cryptozoologists as
folklorists. A modest attempt to capture the myths, legend, and folklore
of the True Giants.

1. The Universal Giant
Tales of storybook giants are global. A broader basis in the natural world
for True Giants. The reasons for the lack of investigations and ignorance
of their existence. Survival of Gigantopithecus in an era of Homo
floresiensis
and other new homin discoveries. Mountains around the
world as homes of the True Giants. Their general physical description.

2. The Earliest True Giant was Gigantopithecus
Four categories of evidence: traditions, consistent appearance,
footprints, and fossil remains. Gigantopithecus vs. Gigantanthropus.
Finding Giganthopithecus. The heights of the Giganthopithecus and
True Giants. More about their tracks. The migration issue. Conflict
with humans. Schism between the species. Cannibalism. Remoteness.

3. True Giants in Europe
Giant fighter Dietrich of Bern/Theodoric the Great. Knights of the
Round Table as giant killers. Scottish giants, the Fomors. Big Grey
Man of Ben MacDhui and Gray Man of Braeriach. Scandinavian
Jotuns. High Tatras’ True Giants. Slovaks’ Zruty or Ozruti. Trolls. City
name Antwerp has origins in True Giants lore. French Gayant. Greek
Callicantzari. Crete’s Triamates. Tribe of the Cyclops and Polyphemos.

4. The Mountains of Asia Shelter Giants
Bible’s Goliath of Gath and his brother Lahmi. The Nephilim, the
Rephaim, and the Sons of Anakim. Og of Bashan. Palestine’s Eleazar
and Arabian Gabbaras. Armenia’s Torch or Torx. Nepal’s Nyalmo. Sir
Edmund Hillary. Giant Yetis. Chinese and Mongolian True Giants.
Siberia’s Kiltanya.

5. The Giants of Southeastern Asia
Malaysian media attention. Orang Dalam. Serjarang Gigi. Kung-lu.
Orang Gadang. The Interminable Woodman.

6. Rumble in the Rainforest
Hantu Jarang Gigi. Malaysian “Bigfoot.” Vincent Chow. Sumatran
Rhinoceros and Javan Rhinoceros. Tracks. Mawas and Orangutans.
Use of Hantu Jarang Gigi vs Orang Dalam. Harold Stephens. Asian
Paranormal Investigation and Johor Wildlife Protection Society. Orang
Lenggor. Josh Gates and “Destination Truth.” Singapore Paranormal
Investigators and the Seekers. Back to Orang Dalam.

7: Tumble in the Jungle
Vincent Chow news conference. Reported photographs. The Guardians.
Sean Ang. “Johor Hominid.” Hoax exposed by Jean-Luc Drevillon,
Lorenzo Rossi, and Loren Coleman on Cryptomundo. Orang Dalam
unsolved.

8. The Oceanic Adventures of True Giants
Sudan’s Wa’ab. Tano Giant. Comoros Islands’ Red Headband.
Coelacanth. Australia’s Jogungs, Koyorowen and Yaho. Outback’s
Tjangara. Nan Madol’s Kona. Solomon Giants. Oahu’s Olomana.

9. Eastern True Giants
Rarity of Gigantopithecus fossils. Big Men, Cannibal Giants, and True
Giants. Okefenokee Swamp Giant fatal encounter and aftermath. Bald
Mountain’s Chickly Cudly. Cherokee’s Tsulkalu and Jutaculla. Gaspe’s
Gougou. Quebec’s Gugwes, Kookwes, Strendu, and Windigos. The
Stone Giants. Berwick’s Giant Phantom. Giants, the World Series, and
the Lenape’s Messing. Omahas’ Pasnuta. Kansas’ Mialushka. Ojibwa’s
Misabe. Wampanoag’s Maushope. Eskimo’s giants. Modern reports in
the East. Finding of enormous footprints.

10. The Giants in the American West
Larger than Bigfoot, Sasquatch and the Neo-Giants. Sidney Warren’s
1857 Oregon account. Idaho’s 1902 report. Lake Okanagan’s Big Men
of the Mountains. Alaska’s Gilyuk. British Columbia’s Tsufa. Takudh
Kutchin Indians’ Mahoni or Nahoni. Kaska’s Big Man or Tenatco.
California’s Marukarara. Modern accounts of True Giants in the West.
Finding of enormous foot tracks.

11. The World of True Giants
Structure of the True Giants. Communication skills. Mobility. Dangers
to True Giants. How they have changed. Lifestyle. Eating habits.
Habitations.

12. The Future of True Giants
What can we do about True Giants? George Papashvily. The Narts.
Yel’tso. Other traditions. Ethno-known.

Acknowledgments

Appendix A: Telebiology
How to study giant primates without harming them?

Appendix B: What Scientific Name For True Giants?
Good questions have complex answers.

Appendix C: Giant Bones
Where are the bones? Where are the skeletons? Where are the skulls?
Are there any easy answers?

Appendix D: Giant Skulls by Ivan Sanderson
What did the late cryptozoologist have to say on the question of giant
skulls?

Appendix E: The Toonijuk by Ivan Sanderson
What do the Inuits and Eskimos know about True Giants?

Appendix F: The Teeth of the Dragon by Eric Pettifor
What is the standard anthropological view of Gigantopithecus?

Appendix G: Meganthropus: Giant Man From Old Java
Besides Gigantopithecus, there exists in the fossils of Asia, another
primate that has been problematic for paleoanthropologists. Might this
species be True Giants?

Sources

About the Authors

188 pages, 25 illustrations.


True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive?

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


10 Responses to “It’s Alive! TG: Table of Contents”

  1. red_pill_junkie responds:

    While I’m not certain about the existence of True Giants, there’s no doubt in my mind that this book’s demand will grow to monstrous proportions :)

  2. graybear responds:

    Can’t wait for my copy to arrive!

  3. Mahalo X responds:

    I can’t wait to read it.
    Thank’s Loren, and Happy Festivus!

  4. lordoftheonionrings responds:

    Loren
    The book looks great, love the cover art. Just wondering how you figured out the range of giganthropithicus? Everything I have heard about evidence of it existance say its based on a very limited number of teeth and maybe a jawbone. With this very limited amount of fossil evidence how were you able to figure out a range for it.

  5. pellham52 responds:

    Wish I could Loren but I jost lost my job but I will get the book when money isn’t so tight.

  6. red_pill_junkie responds:

    @pellham52,

    You don’t know how much I sympathize with your situation. I spent a whole year working half-time (with half payment of course) and not being able to find a better job and say good-bye to this crappy one. And things are even worse during the holidays when everyone is supposed to buy buy buy.

    While I hope you’ll be able to find a new job soon, perhaps you might be able to ask your local library to acquire a copy of Loren’s book. You never know, right?

    Saludos.

  7. Cryptidhunter 1 responds:

    While I do believe in the existence of True Giants, and do not necessarily believe that they are a distinct species from the Classic Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest. I think that the continued survival of Gigantopithecus blacki successfully explains all of the world’s reports of giant bipedal apes. True Giants, IMHO, are merely a subspecies of Bigfoot and not a different species of animal. The physical apperance of Bigfoot and True Giants are almost exactly the same, with the exception of height in which True Giants are several feet taller.

    However, one must consider the different subspecies of Elephant. The African bush Eeephant is considerably larger than the African forest elephant. In addition to the several subspecies of gorrilla and chimpanzee. What I think we are dealing with here is the survival of a very successful species of primate which has migrated all over the world and established distinct populations with many geographical and regional differences due to the forces of micro evolution.

    But, personally I believe that all of the worldwide reports of giant bipedal primates are surviving Gigantopithecus blacki with subspecies and regional varieties in differnet parts of the world.

  8. Loren Coleman responds:

    With all due respect Cryptidhunter 1, I would appreciate you revisiting here with additional comments after you read the book and digest the many differences between Bigfoot/Sasquatch and True Giants, including five vs four toes per foot, lifestyle, ability to adapt, interactions with humans, and much much more.

  9. Cryptidhunter 1 responds:

    Absolutely, I look foward to reading the book. I am sure I will enjoy it, as I have enjoyed all of your books. I very well could be wrong about True Giants being the same animal as Bigfoot. I have always considered Bigfoot to be a relict Gigantopithecus ever since I began my research into the subject. So I assumed Bigfoot and True Giants were probably the same species. But I could be wrong.

    I enjoy your website and your books. Keep up the great work Loren!

  10. pellham52 responds:

    Thanks Red



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