The Search for the Giant Squid

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Penguin Books, 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 thisexotic 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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About the author (1999)

Richard Ellis is a celebrated authority on marine biology and America's foremost marine life artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. His nine books include The Search for the Giant Squid (a Publishers Weekly 1998 Best Book of the Year), Great White Shark, Encyclopedia of the Sea, Men and Whales, Monsters of the Sea, Deep Atlantic The Book of Whales, and Imagining Atlantis.

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