"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.
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Mysterious and strange are the ocean depths, but pioneering cyptozoologist ANTOON CORNELIS OUDEMANS (1858-1943) attempted to bring some order to the realm with this 1892 survey of the reports of monsters of the sea, the first of its kind. Gathering sightings from around the globe and across the centuries, Oudemans eliminates the obvious hoaxes or honest mistakes and then, from dozens of legitimate sighting, draws conclusions about sea-serpent physiology, geographic distribution, and more. This astonishing book "still influences thoughts and theories about the great unknowns in the oceans," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction in this edition, part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series.
* This classic work is brought to new life with over 100 images to illustrate and enhance the readers' experience. Is the Loch Ness Monster real? What about those sea serpents sighted by countless sailors over the ages? How about mermaids? Naturalist Henry Lee gives you the history, the recorded sightings, and the likely explanations. Meet the fearsome creatures of the deep that qualify as sea monsters. And see rare photographs of the oarfish, a true-life sea serpent encountered by seafarers, curious scientists, and hapless beachcombers. Richly illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts, etchings, and modern-day photographs.