Sea Monsters Unmasked, and Sea Fables Explained

Sea Monsters Unmasked, and Sea Fables Explained

Author: Henry Lee

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547167136

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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"Sea Monsters Unmasked" was written by aquarium director Henry Lee for the 1883 Fisheries Exhibition, along with "Sea Fables Explained." Sea Monsters Unmasked delves deeply into the Kraken, or giant squid, as well as Sea Serpents. The book is packed with data and illustrations gleaned from news sources and eyewitness accounts of cryptozoological subjects. Readers will enjoy its companion piece, Sea Fables Explained, which discusses a variety of creatures, including Merpeople, to round out their knowledge of the underwater cryptozoo menagerie.

Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained

Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained

Author: H. W. Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544665903

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Page: 168

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Pontoppidan was not a fabricator of falsehoods; but, in collecting evidence relating to the "great beasts" living in "the great and wide sea," was influenced, as he tells us, by "a desire to extend the popular knowledge of the glorious works of a beneficent Creator." He gave too much credence to contemporary narratives and old traditions of floating islands and sea monsters, and to the superstitious beliefs and exaggerated statements of ignorant fishermen: but if those who ridicule him had lived in his day and amongst his people, they would probably have done the same; for even Linnæus was led to believe in the Kraken, and catalogued it in the first edition of his 'Systema Naturæ, ' as 'Sepia Microcosmos.

Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained

Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained

Author: Lee H W (Henry William)

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1318005140

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Page: 210

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Sea Fables Explained

Sea Fables Explained

Author: Henry Lee

Publisher: Cosimo Incorporated

ISBN: 1616409355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 138

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Sea Fables Explained was published, along with its counterpart, Sea Monsters Unmasked by aquarium director Henry Lee for the Fisheries Exhibition of 1883. Sea Fables Explained covers a variety of sea creatures, but of special interest to cryptozoologists is Lee's treatment of Mermaids, Mermen, and Merbeings in general. As Loren Coleman notes in the introduction, the books are small in size, but filled with data and illustrations taken from news sources and eyewitness accounts of his cryptozoological subjects. Part of the Loren Coleman Presents series for Cosimo Classics, readers are sure to enjoy its partner piece, Sea Monsters Unmasked, which deals with the Kraken and the Sea Serpent, to round out their knowledge of underwater species. HENRY LEE (1826-1888) was the naturalist and director of the Brighton Aquarium in England. As a great observer of the collection's underwater life, and wrote the Aquarium Notes for the visitors and authored several books on underwater life, including The Octopus (1874) and Sea Monsters Unmasked (1883), and Sea Fables Explained (1883). He was also a contributor to the magazine Land and Water. Lee died at age 62, after some years of ill-health, at Renton House, Brixton, on Halloween, October 31, 1888.

Sea Monsters Unmasked

Sea Monsters Unmasked

Author: Henry Lee

Publisher: Cosimo Incorporated

ISBN: 1616409347

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 116

View: 125

Sea Monsters Unmasked was published, along with its counterpart, Sea Fables Explained by aquarium director Henry Lee for the Fisheries Exhibition of 1883. Sea Monsters Unmasked discusses in-depth both the Kraken, or giant squid, and Sea Serpents. As Loren Coleman notes in the introduction, the books are small in size, but filled with data and illustrations taken from news sources and eyewitness accounts of his cryptozoological subjects. Part of the Loren Coleman Presents series for Cosimo Classics, readers are sure to enjoy its partner piece, Sea Fables Explained, which discusses a variety of creatures, including Merpeople, to round out their knowledge of the underwater cryptozoo menagerie. HENRY LEE (1826-1888) was the naturalist and director of the Brighton Aquarium in England. As a great observer of the collection's underwater life, and wrote the Aquarium Notes for the visitors and authored several books on underwater life, including The Octopus (1874) and Sea Monsters Unmasked (1883), and Sea Fables Explained (1883). He was also a contributor to the magazine Land and Water. Lee died at age 62, after some years of ill-health, at Renton House, Brixton, on Halloween, October 31, 1888.

Sea Fables Explained (Classic Reprint)

Sea Fables Explained (Classic Reprint)

Author: Henry Lee

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0266544657

Category:

Page: 140

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Excerpt from Sea Fables Explained The little book 'sea Monsters Unmasked, ' recently issued as one Of the Handbooks in connection with the Great International Fisheries Exhibition has met with SO favourable a reception, that I have been honoured by the request to continue the subject, and to treat also Of some of the Fables of the Sea, which once were universally believed, and even now are not utterly extinct. The topic is not here exhausted. Other sea fables and fallacies might be mentioned and explained; but the amount Of letter-press, and the number of illustrations that can be printed without loss' for the small sun} of one Shilling - the price at which these Handbooks are uniformly published - is necessarily limited. I have, therefore, thought it better to endeavour to make each chapter as complete as possible than to crowd into the space allotted to me a greater variety of subjects less fully and carefully discussed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.