In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch

On the central and north coast of British Columbia, the Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, containing more organic matter than any other terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. The area plays host to a wide range of species, from thousand-year-old western cedars to humpback whales to iconic white Spirit bears. According to local res On the central and north coast of British Columbia, the Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainfor...

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Title:In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch
Author:John Zada
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0802129358
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch Reviews

  • Wendi
    Jul 17, 2019
    Based on the description and early reviews, I requested and was granted an ARC from Grove Atlantic. The final narrative feels like a bit of a bait and switch. At one point about a third of the way through, Zada mentions that while he has returned to Canadian tribal areas with the in...
  • Samantha
    Sep 05, 2019
    I was expecting a book about Sasquatch but I was pleasantly surprised to instead get a book about the Pacific coast of British Columbia and the native people that still live there. I found the Sasquatch stories interesting, but it was the stories and first-hand accounts of life among t...
  • Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis
    Apr 01, 2019
    This was a beautiful book. The descriptions of British Columbia and the Native people were fascinating. Zara made me feel like I was along the journey with him. I appreciate the fact that the author is unbiased. He is there to investigate, any decisions on what exists are yours alone. ...
  • Pamela
    Aug 02, 2019
    Here's a book with a great cover. The title fits the image and perks my interest, then we get to the sub-title...Sasquatch? Well, why not. My personal belief is much like aliens visiting Earth, so not likely. We would know if any of this was real, the cover-up is too much. I don't like...
  • dori
    May 08, 2019
    Absolutely enthralling, well-written, entertaining and thorough. I picked this up as a curiosity (not my typical choice of read) and read it straight through, grateful that it wasn't a simpering, new age quackery of a read. Trust me when I say the author did a great job at presentin...
  • J.S.
    Jul 10, 2019
    So, do I believe in Bigfoot, or Sasquatch? That?s probably not the right question. A better question would be: do I ever even think about Sasquatch? And the answer would have to be no. It?s not that I believe or disbelieve, it?s just that it?s not something I spend any time thi...
  • Bandit
    Dec 06, 2018
    This book had me at a mere mention of Sasquatch. Yeah, I?ll read about a guy going Sasquatch hunting. Certainly read enough about fictional versions of this story. But this book actually turned out to be so much more. A very pleasant surprise. Not a mere quest, but also a travelogue ...
  • Kamisha
    Jun 26, 2019
    I was pleasantly surprised by how much I absolutely enjoyed reading this book! Based on the fact that it was about searching for Sasquatch in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia (one of the most fascinating ecosystems in the world to me) I already knew this book was up my all...
  • Thomas Ryan
    Jul 11, 2019
    Part travelogue and part mediation on travel, this is a sublime book that truly captures a unique place and explores in depth the reality of what we know about the Sasquatch and more importantly what we know about the idea and meaning of such phenomena. By far the best travel book of t...
  • Jean
    Jun 25, 2019
    I loved this book! The best part of the book for me was the beautiful area, I love nature and wildlife and this book is well written about this beautiful area. Thank you so much, Netgalley, John Zada and the Publisher for the chance to read this wonderful book! ...
  • Les
    Aug 24, 2019
    Excellent. The author's descriptions of places and people are vivid and make you feel as if you are standing beside him. But what really makes this special is his vulnerability and insight into what it means to believe in the existence (or possible existence) of Bigfoot. ...
  • Darla
    Jun 22, 2019
    A combination of travel memoir, Sasquatch sightings and philosophy. As John Zada searched for Sasquatch, he vacillated between "it exists" and "it doesn't exist." He traveled from one village to the next seeking out firsthand reports and searching for evidence. Along the way he became ...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    May 13, 2019
    This wasn't a bad book, but just different than I thought it might be. I've always had a huge interest in cryptozoology. It's just something that I find very interesting to read about, from the crackpot theories to the very plausible ones. Personally, I find Bigfoot pretty credible bas...
  • Andrew Boden
    Mar 07, 2019
    I'd never read about the Sasquatch before, but this book seized my attention from the first page. Zada captures not only the rainswept valleys and rugged coasts of the Great Bear Rainforest, but the beating heart of the region, too: with its rich characters, strange adventures and, of ...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Jun 25, 2019
    Fans of nature writing and those interested in British Columbia should pick this up immediately. Yes it's framed around the Sasquatch but it's so much more. Make no mistake, Zada is not arguing for the existence of this legendary creature- he's letting a whole range of people talk abou...
  • SundayAtDusk
    May 23, 2019
    A reader does not have to have an intense interest in the search for the Sasquatch to appreciate this book. In fact, one does not have to have any interest in Big Foot to think John Zada's work was a worthwhile read. For Mr. Zada explores the world of British Columbia's Great Bear Rain...
  • Dan Sperling
    Aug 22, 2019
    I absolutely loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. Beautifully written and brilliantly conceived, it treats a controversial topic in an eminently sensible way that avoids the twin pitfalls of foolish credulity and narrow-minded skepticism. But IN THE VALLEYS OF THE NOBLE...
  • Tiffany
    Mar 11, 2019
    I remember being fascinated as a child about "Bigfoot" and worrying about spying him in the woods (even though we didn't live anywhere that one had ever been 'sighted'). This book renews that fascination and I found myself ever hopeful throughout that the author, John Zada, would find ...
  • Lisa
    Dec 22, 2018
    Alright. So as a person who was raised in New Mexico, and Eastern California, I had never heard of this Bigfoot hoopla. Although I was born in Anchorage,Alaska,.it was just a place I was born. New Mexico, and California was.home to me. The desert and the mountains! When my parent's mov...
  • Kerry Pickens
    Jun 06, 2019
    Beautifully written tale about a writer's exploration not only of the myths surrounding Sasquatch, but the psychology behind the human experience of "seeing" strange phenomena. The writer discusses the Native people's reactions to his interest in the myths and his lack of focous for th...
  • Juli
    Jun 01, 2019
    Tales of a giant North American ape-like creature have been told for hundreds of years. Native peoples, explorers, pioneers, travelers, hunters, farmers, fisherman, campers, vacationing families....there are many legends and stories of this elusive giant cryptid creature. There are man...
  • Julie Gray
    Aug 29, 2019
    In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond is really a deeply satisfying travelogue and social study about how our environments shape us and why our minds are so well suited to believe in supernatural phenomena. I grew up in "Bigfoot country" and so was always terrified of the myth of the Sasq...
  • Steve Earle
    Aug 21, 2019
    This is a wonderful book about how we believe what we do and why. ...
  • Michelle Boyer-Kelly
    Dec 15, 2018
    Note: Thank you to NetGalley, the Publisher, and author John Zada for allowing me to read an eARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I've been fascinated by Sasquatch and was thrilled to see an upcoming title pertaining to one of the great mysteries that continues to p...
  • Jypsy
    Jan 09, 2019
    I've never read a book pertaining to Sasquatch, so I decided to give it a good. The story is informative, and I'm glad for that. I learned some things from the story. Really, it's a type of research journal narrative. The main character is unbiased and engaging. It's an interesting fie...
  • Peter
    Jun 21, 2019
    This book is to misquote the Michael Rosen poem feels like We're All Going on A Bear Hunt but in this case its seeking out Bigfoot. The book is a sum of many parts, there is natural history and ecology, psychology, local politics and much human experience all combining into a narrative...
  • Julia Keizer
    Jan 09, 2019
    I always wanted to be a journalist, and this novel brought back all those feelings. Of wanting to discover something new and provide that insight to the world. A very descriptive novel of the beautiful wilderness of British Columbia. Of trying to uncover the truth about big foot, or Sa...
  • Dakota
    Sep 13, 2019
    Zada travels to remote communities in the Great Bear Rain Forest compiling Sasquatch lore and first hand accounts. This beautifully written book is at once sobering account of the impact of big industry, thrilling mystery and, ecological ode to the vast wildness of BC. Perfect for any ...
  • Amit Verma
    Jan 03, 2019
    This journal attempts to discuss myth of Sasquatch ( Big foot, Yeti) in British Columbia area by author. Book is wide in its coverage and covers all aspects of history, present events and hotspots related to sasquatch encounters. . It throws light on epic yeti researcher John Brind...
  • Julie (HufflepuffGirl90)
    Mar 18, 2019
    I started this book with no real idea what it was about, was it fact, fiction, or hopeful supposition. What I found was beautiful descriptions of the Canadian wilderness and Pacific Northwest. Zada did a good job with researching all form of the Sasquatch legend; bringing in the Yeti,...