Monsters of the Sea

ISBN-10: 1592289673

ISBN-13: 9781592289677

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard Ellis
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Description: In Monsters of the Sea, Richard Ellis casts his net wide in search of the most unusual aquatic creatures, from mermaids to manatees to the Loch Ness Monster and the mythical sea serpent for whom the giant squid has frequently been mistaken. Ellis examines the literary sources of sea-monster lore, from The Odyssey to Jules Verne to Peter Benchley. Highly entertaining, packed with curiosities, and backed by the author’s impeccable scientific credentials.

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Richard Ellis is one of America's most celebrated marine artists & writers. The author of ten books, including "The Search for the Giant Squid" & "Men & Whales". Ellis makes his home in New York City.

Preface
An Introduction to Sea Monsters: In Which a Variety of Scaled, Serpentine, Anthropophagous, and Otherwise Terrifying Creatures Are Introduced to the Reader
The Loch Ness Monster: In Which We Meet the World's Most Famous Sea Serpent, Whose History Has Been Rife with Mystery, Controversy, Sensationalism, and Fraud
Sea Serpents: Wherein We Encounter a Variety of Gigantic and Otherwise Impressive Cryptozoological Beasts from the Seven Seas and Elsewhere
Mermaids and Manatees: In Which We Meet Jenny Hannivers, Mermen and their Wives, Sirenians, and Other Anthropomorphistic Creatures of the Sea, Subsequently Revealed to Be Humble and Harmless
The Kraken: Wherein We Confront the Most Terrifying Creature on Earth: Our Worst Fears Made Flesh, A 60-Foot-Long, Saucer-Eyed Monster of the Abyssal Depths
The Biology of Squid, Giant and Otherwise: Introducing the Teuthids, a Group of Fascinating Decapod Invertebrates That Range the World's Oceans-Lighting Up, Changing Color, and Even Leaping from the Water
Leviathan, or, the Whale: In Which We Discuss the Physeter, the Mysticetus, Jasconius, and Other Cetological Wonders Too Large and Marvelous to Be Believed
Leviathan Versus Kraken: Wherein the Physeter, Largest Vertebrate Predator That Has Ever Lived on Earth, Meets Architeuthis, the Largest and Most Powerful of the Invertebrate Class
The Octopus as Monster: In Which We Encounter a True Terror of the Depths: the Grim-Visaged Poulpe, with Its Eight Sinuous, Writhing Arms, Gorgon Face, and Deadly Beak
Biology of the Octopus: In Which We Learn the Truth About the Gentle and Harmless Octopuses, including the Correct Plural
Blobs and Globsters: Wherein We Encounter Unexplained and Unexplainable Giants That Have Vouchsafed Us a Rare Glimpse of the Heretofore Unknown World of the Depths
The Shark: In Which the True Nature of the Man-Eating Elasmobranchs Is Revealed, Including Their Forays into Our Waters, Our Subconscious, and Our Cinema
The New Mythology of Monsters: Wherein the True Nature and Solution of Some of the Mysteries Is Disclosed, While Identifying Others Where No Solution Will Ever Be Known
After Several Hundred Responsible Citizens Spotted a Sea Serpent off Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 1817, the Linnaean Society of Boston Circulated This Questionnaire to the Populace
The Most Complete and Accurate List of the Historical Sightings and Strandings of Architeuthis Ever Attempted
In Which We Reproduce the Complete Text of Professor Addison Emery Verrill's 1897 Description of an Unknown Monster That Washed Ashore at St. Augustine, Florida
Bibliography
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