The Search for the Giant Squid

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Turtleback Books, Sep 1, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 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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User Review  - Bridgey - LibraryThing

After reading Peter Benchley’s Beast I starting getting more and more interested in Giant Squid. With this in mind I bought ‘The search for the Giant squid’. To be totally honest I was hoping for more ... Read full review

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User Review  - robrod1 - LibraryThing

An excellent book for those interested in the giant monsters of the sea. They are real. It covers the search for specimens, proper Linnean Binomial classification, biology, myths and much more. Enjoy! Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Richard Ellis is one of America's most celebrated marine artists & writers. The author of ten books, including "The Search for the Giant Squid" & "Men & Whales". Ellis makes his home in New York City.

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