Monsters of the Sea

Monsters of the Sea

Book - 1994
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An entertaining, scientific, and scary look at unusual aquatic creatures and their place in mythology and literature, looking at manatees and mermaids, the Loch Ness monster, giant squid, sea serpents, whales and sharks, and giant unidentified blobs that wash up on shore from time to time around the world. Sea-monster lore, from The Odyssey to Jaws is discussed, and true tales of horrifying encounters are presented. Includes b&w photos and historical illustrations. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Ellis is author of many books on marine life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781585742585
Characteristics: xiii, 429 p. : ill ; 25 cm


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SPPL_János Mar 21, 2018

Science writer Ellis delves into the folklore of sea monsters and relates the tales of mermaids, krakens, and other fabled beasts to the equally fascinating real animals that seem to have inspired them. Covering manatees, giant squids, oarfish, and others, Ellis isn't afraid to point out the mysteries that remain.

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