MOUNT DESERT — A veteran of more than 100 expeditions to the Himalayan Mountains will speak on how he solved the mystery of the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Dr. Daniel Taylor will speak and show slides at 6 p.m.
Some animal has been making mysterious footprints in Himalayan snows for one hundred years. What was making these footprints, regularly photographed and never explained?
Dr. Taylor spent three decades trying to figure out these footprints, then realized that they were always made by an animal going uphill. From that insight, the mystery was solved. As Bill Garrett, former Editor of “National Geographic Magazine” said, Dr. Taylor's "on-site research sweeps away much of the 'smoke and mirrors' and gives us a believable yeti."
For his work that extended beyond the Mt. Everest ecosystem, leading to success in protecting an area equal to England, Scotland, and Wales of Himalayan wilderness, he was knighted by the King of Nepal, made Honorary Professor of Quantitative Ecology by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and decorated with the Order of the Golden Ark by Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 276-3333.
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