* 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.
"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 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.
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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.
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #11: Dark Day in the Deep Sea, they had lots of questions. How big is a giant squid? What is a dragonfish? How do deep-sea creatures find food when it’s so dark down there? What do scientists think mythical sea monsters might really be? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
The sea realm has ever been mysterious: strange happenings upon it, an unfathomable abyss of ‘The Great Unknown’ below. Before the scrutiny of scientific Enlightenment and Age of Reason, in the eighteenth century, ghost ships and oceanic monsters were the stuff of superstition, myth and legend to explain the inexplicable, to enthral the imagination – and enliven the unimaginable. Narratives of phantom ships manned by ghostly (sometimes skeletal) crews, or damned like the Flying Dutchman to roam the seas forever; of sinister, sinuous sea serpents; and the lore of the terrible multi-tentacled kraken. Accounts inspired spirited controversy amongst believers and sceptics, in the awestruck thrill of such frightful enigmas.