The search for the giant squid

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Penguin Books, Oct 1, 1999 - Nature - 322 pages
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The most mysterious and elusive of all sea creatures, the giant squid -- at least sixty feet long and weighing nearly a ton -- is also one of the largest. Yet for all its magnificent size and threatening undersea presence, Architeuthis has remained a mystery. Until now.

In this marvelous and beautifully illustrated book, marine biologist, explorer, and artist Richard Ellis presents all that is known about the giant squid. Delving into myth, literature, popular culture, and science, he brings readers face to face with this remarkable creature. He also provides a thorough, compelling study of what is known and what is still to be discovered about this exotic animal that has never been studied alive. Interweaving his engrossing narrative with a wealth of fascinating illustrations and photographs, Ellis gives us the first comprehensive history of the only living creature that can truly be called a "sea monster."

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Review: The Search for the Giant Squid: The Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature

User Review  - Jesse Zellmer - Goodreads

I read this book around my "herp derp I wanna be a marine biologist" phase in middle school-early high school, and all I could think of was how fascinating this creature is. The book is a good read ... Read full review

Review: The Search for the Giant Squid: The Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature

User Review  - Brianna - Goodreads

Has its moments. Not a white-knuckle read, but interesting. Mostly fun because now you can reply "Architeuthis!" to anyone who mentions "Giant Squid." Read full review

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The Big Calamari - New York Times
Some of the rigorously researched pages in ''The Search for the Giant Squid'' contain more data than anyone but the most devoted squid buff could desire. ... gst/ fullpage.html?res=9F04E7DA173FF93BA35752C1A96E958260& sec=& spon=& pagewanted=print

The Pennsylvania Gazette: June Off the Shelf
Imagining Atlantis and The Search for the Giant Squid deliver oceans of detail, but the sheer amount of data may daunt all but the most motivated readers. ... gazette/ 0199/ 0199books.html

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The Search For the Giant Squid. Richard Ellis. 1998. The Lyons Press, New York, NY. 336 pp. $35, hardcover, ISBN 1-55821-698-8. A compendium that blends all ... p/ articles/ mi_qa3845/ is_199901/ ai_n8836466

The unmuseum - The Giant Squid
The Search for the Giant Squid by Richard Ellis, The Lyons Press 1998. Copyright Lee Krystek 1996-2003. All Rights Reserved. ... squid.htm

Times Higher Education - The final monster of the deep
The Search for the Giant Squid. With the current millennial trumpet-blowing about human progress, it is worth being reminded that we have much to learn ... story.asp?storyCode=157888& sectioncode=31

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Giant squid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ellis, R. 1998. The Search for the Giant Squid. Lyons Press (London). National Geographic Video: "Sea Monsters"; Aldrich, fa & el Brown 1967. ... wiki/ Giant_squid

Holy Squid! Photos Offer First Glimpse of Live Deep-Sea Giant
... squid," said Richard Ellis, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and author of The Search for the Giant Squid. ... news/ 2005/ 09/ 0927_050927_giant_squid_2.html

Phantom Of The Deep
book, "The Search for the Giant Squid." Before it was called Architeuthis, the giant squid's identity transformed with the fancies of the people who ... press/ squid_harford_courant.pdf

Battle in the Deep - The Giant Squid
The online exhibition "The Search for the Giant Squid" gives the visitor a possibility the inform about myths and facts concerning the giant squid. ... Mollusks/ Kopffuesser/ kalmar.html

About the author (1999)

Richard Ellis is America's premier marine artist, the ocean-addicted naturalist whose paintings and drawings transport us to another world. Ellis's writing on sea creatures is as diverting as it is instructive; his insatiable curiosity about their habits and habitats has carried him to the ends of the earth.

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