pbstudio
e-Book Monsters of the Sea download

e-Book Monsters of the Sea download

by Richard Ellis

ISBN: 0709055811
ISBN13: 978-0709055815
Language: English
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (November 30, 1994)
Pages: 416
Category: Mythology and Folk Tales
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1405 kb
Fb2 size: 1173 kb
DJVU size: 1703 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 457
Other Formats: lrf mobi txt rtf

Monsters of the Sea" is a book that'll bring out the 11-year-old kid in anyone with a shred of curiosity. It's great fun. Richard Ellis, a capable and lively popular science author, is always wrestling with how to frame his material.

Monsters of the Sea" is a book that'll bring out the 11-year-old kid in anyone with a shred of curiosity. This is an effortless read. That outline of the book works really well. First you hear the old sea yarns, and then those lead you into the marine biology. Both sides are written very engagingly.

Monsters of the Sea book. Richard Ellis is a celebrated authority on marine biology and America’s foremost marine life artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. A fascinating exploration of sea monsters. Books by Richard Ellis. Mor. rivia About Monsters of the Sea.

Richard Ellis (born April 2, 1938) is an American marine biologist, author, and illustrator. delegate to International Whaling Commission from 1980 to 1990

Monsters of the sea. by. Ellis, Richard. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on December 8, 2011.

Monsters of the sea. Marine animals, Sea monsters. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Ellis has included a hefty dose of marine biology, especially regarding squid and octopus, and his technical .

Ellis has included a hefty dose of marine biology, especially regarding squid and octopus, and his technical writing deflates much of the excitement his subject can provide; titillation has been banished in favor of analysis. The title promises entertainment, but the book might actually be more useful as a reference text-the attention to detail (sightings, strandings, anatomy) is exhaustive, sometimes excessively so. Still, a handful of mysteries are allowed to remain mysterious.

The chapters are the perfect length - long enough to cover the subject in detail, but not so long that the reader loses interest. Published by Thriftbooks

Richard Ellis is the author of seven previous books, including The Book of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Monsters of the Sea, and Deep Atlantic

Richard Ellis is the author of seven previous books, including The Book of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Monsters of the Sea, and Deep Atlantic. He is also a celebrated marine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and has written and illustrated articles for numerous magazines, including Audubon, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, and Scientific American.

Richard Ellis Monsters of the Sea. Price for Eshop: 389 Kč (€ 1. ). Illustrations include actual giant squids, mythical sea serpents, and . This contribution to cryptozoology and conservation debates includes the Linnaean Society's questionnaire on sightings, and a chronology of giant squid sightings. You can ask us about this book and we'll send an answer to your e-mail.

Title : Monsters of the Sea. Authors : Ellis, Richard. In this book, Richard Ellis explores the world of man-eating octopuses, seductive mermaids, gigantic leviathans, sea serpents, and other legends of the deep. Product Category : Books. Condition : Very Good. List Price (MSRP) : 2. 0. AS NEW" Mooney, Chris, Fear the Dark (Darby McCormick), Paperback Book. Read full description. See details and exclusions.

Comments:
Elildelm
Yes, this book is hard science, not pseudo-science. It examines the myths of Sea Monsters and explains the potential facts about them.

Richard Ellis is a very readable scent author, specializing in marine biology.

Engaging, readable, engrossing at time, fascinating subject.

Sinredeemer
Ellis writes well enough for both the novice and biologist to enjoy. I always recommend this and most of his other books to friends.

Kazigrel
Interesting encyclopedic, wonderful. Fully credible and thoughtful reporting of the subject.

Fomand
I loved the book. It was very interesting. I learned a lot from it. A good read if your interesting in monsters of the sea.

Thordira
Another Xmas Gift for big brother

Rleyistr
"Monsters of the Sea" is for those with a great curiosity about the mysterious creatures that lurk beneath the surface of the sea that humans have sometimes been granted glimpses of.

For as long as we've been curious, our access to the oceans' mysteries have and still remain so limited that sea monster legends have endured to this day.

Sea monsters are often considered some of the earliest cryptids to inspire countless popular myths and recent discoveries of giant squids (such as the massive 25 foot-long cephalopod photographed nearly 3,000 feet beneath the North Pacific Ocean off Japan's Ogasawara Islands in September 2004) have lent a basis of fact to some of those legends.

In a revealing, well-composed and enthralling assemblage, marine biologist Richard Ellis charts the origins of an assortment of legendary "sea monsters" including sea "serpents", giant squids (kraken), sharks and the "leviathan" or whale that frightened mariners of centuries past and brings the natural history and science of the real animals behind the myths.

All the Kraken stories and rumors about sea monsters going back centuries are outlined and then using scientific exploration and (sometimes speculative) scientific evidence, the world's deep sea monsters are explained leading the reader into the vast world of marine biology.

I particularly enjoyed the alternating between the mythological accounts about sea monsters and the reviewing of the ocean animals for what they actually are based on available facts, including 150 fascinating illustrations showing how actually a certain known marine animal was reasonably mistaken for a "monstrous" sea creature.

Another favourite I had was the chapter about globsters (organic masses that wash up on the shoreline distinguished from normal beached carcasses by being hard to identify) and how he theorises that Octopus giganteus could account for some of these phenomena.

If you don't want to have your sense of wonder debunked, you may want to stay away from having the sea monster myths and realities separated by Ellis, since that is the primary structure of this book, however he does leave some room for speculation and because he is also a Great white shark expert, it is mind-boggling that he has concluded that the monster shark Megalodon has only become extinct as close as 10,000 years ago in another of his books, Great White Shark.

This is a great voyage of discovery for those interested in fantastic accounts of myths, legends, and unexplained sea monster sightings and learning more of the story behind them.

Monsters of the Sea provides a comprehensive overview of sea monsters, so there is a lot to cover and can be a little heavy at times, but well worth the read.

If you're interested in obscure accounts of historical legends, early naturalists, cryptozoology or marine biology you will probably have a lot of fun with this very well researched resource.

One thing is for certain, if one of America's leading marine biologists thinks that the St. Augustine monster that washed ashore a century ago was actually a 200 foot octopus, then we still have much to learn about the legendary and mysterious Monsters of the Sea!

Doomblade
I have this book, and have placed many bookmarks bearing annotations within its pages. It's a beautiful and well-written tome full of true stories, accounts and examinations of the many sea monster sightings and incredible creatures we humans call monsters. From the legendary giant squid to the mighty whale, to mermaids, sea serpents, sharks, blob monsters and more, the mysteries of the sea come together in this, the most complete and impressive of the books regarding the monsters of the deep.

"Monsters of the Sea" is a book that'll bring out the 11-year-old kid in anyone with a shred of curiosity. It's great fun.
Richard Ellis, a capable and lively popular science author, is always wrestling with how to frame his material. His book "Deep Atlantic," for example, took a long time coming together because he couldn't figure out how to narrow his subject down to a book's length. Even then it included some repetitive material, as a few reviewers noticed. I've read a handful of his other titles now, and this one and the excellent "Encyclopedia of the Sea" are the two where he really succeeded in figuring out how to structure things. This is an effortless read.
"Monsters" alternates between reviewing people's mythological, "monstrous" ideas about sea creatures and describing the animals as they actually are: you read all the Kraken stories, and then you learn about squid, and the giant squid in particular. That outline of the book works really well. First you hear the old sea yarns, and then those lead you into the marine biology. Both sides are written very engagingly.
And then there are the loose ends. There's a chapter in this book about "blobs and globsters" that I really figured I'd be bored by. Not at all. Those are the enormous things that washed up on beaches that nobody's really explained. Ellis can't write the second chapter about them -- there's no marine biology that's explained the things, not yet.
This book, like any good popular science, could lead you in a lot of different directions. If you're interested in Deep Sea life, Ellis's Deep Atlantic would be good -- or you could try William Broad's "The Universe Below" if you're more into the mechanics of submersibles and sunken ships. There are lots of books about sharks and whales of course. Ellis wrote one about the Great White shark that's supposed to be good. He also gathered lots of his giant squid material for a book on Architeuthis Dux.
I'd recommend starting with this one, though. It'll get your sense of wonder going.

ISBN: 0141381507
ISBN13: 978-0141381503
language: English
Subcategory: Science Fiction and Fantasy
ISBN: 1413732216
ISBN13: 978-1413732214
language: English
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction
ISBN: 0961567147
ISBN13: 978-0961567149
language: English
e-Book Ten Monsters in Bed download

Ten Monsters in Bed epub fb2

by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
ISBN: 1574711091
ISBN13: 978-1574711097
language: English
e-Book Aliens (Monsters) download

Aliens (Monsters) epub fb2

by Victor Gentle,Janet Perry
ISBN: 0836824350
ISBN13: 978-0836824353
language: English
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life
e-Book Meet Mr. Hydeous (Extreme Monsters) download

Meet Mr. Hydeous (Extreme Monsters) epub fb2

by Louise Simonson,James W. Elston
ISBN: 1577912551
ISBN13: 978-1577912552
language: English
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life
ISBN: 0822516373
ISBN13: 978-0822516378
language: English
Subcategory: Science Fiction
e-Book Young Monsters download

Young Monsters epub fb2

by Chris Mould,Michael Lawrence
ISBN: 1842991280
ISBN13: 978-1842991282
language: English
ISBN: 0763418285
ISBN13: 978-0763418281
ISBN: 0671706527
ISBN13: 978-0671706524
language: English
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction