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Monsters of the sea

Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The history, natural history, and mythology of the oceans' most fantastic creatures"--Cover.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellis, Richard, 1938-
Monsters of the sea.
New York : Knopf, 1994
(OCoLC)647257853
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellis
ISBN: 0679406395 9780679406396
OCLC Number: 29669349
Description: xiii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An introduction to sea monsters --
The Loch Ness monster --
Sea serpents --
Mermaids and manatees --
The Kraken --
The biology of squid, giant and otherwise --
Leviathan, or, the whale --
Leviathan versus Kraken --
The octopus as monster --
Biology of the octopus --
Blobs and globsters --
The shark --
The new mythology of monsters --
Appendix A. 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 --
Appendix B. The most complete and accurate list of the historical sightings and strandings of Architeuthis ever attempted --
Appendix C. In which we reproduce the compelte text of Professor Addison Emery Verrill's 1897 description of an unknown monster that washed ashore at St. Augustine, Florida.
Responsibility: Richard Ellis.
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