Here There Be Monsters

Here There Be Monsters

The Legendary Kraken and the Giant Squid

Book - 2010
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HP Newquist's fast-paced account reveals how long-ago myths about the kraken transformed into the modern study of Architeuthis dux, the giant squid.Weaving scientific discovery with historical accounts--along with the giant squid's appearance in film and literature-- Here There Be Monsters explores the mystery of this creature in fascinating detail. Readers will find that the monster remains hidden no longer, because scientists have finally seen the kraken with their own eyes . . . alive and rising up out of the sea.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
ISBN: 9780547076782
Branch Call Number: J 594.58 NEW


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ChristchurchLib Mar 24, 2014

"Mapmakers of long ago used the phrase "Here There Be Monsters" to indicate territory that even bold sailors avoided for fear of encountering beasts like the terrifying kraken. Scientists, however, were sceptical that anything like the kraken existed... until giant squid began washing up on beaches worldwide in the 1870s. Giant squid are still somewhat of a mystery, but both the legends and the science regarding them are presented in this well-researched, generously illustrated, and totally gripping volume."

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