Here There Be Monsters

Here There Be Monsters

The Legendary Kraken and the Giant Squid

Book - 2010
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Examines the connections between old myths about the kraken--a Scandinavian sea monster--and modern scientific study of the giant squid, and explores representations of the creature in film and literature.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2010
ISBN: 9780547076782
Branch Call Number: J 594 N473h 2010
Characteristics: 73 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm


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ChristchurchLib Mar 24, 2014

"Mapmakers of long ago used the phrase "Here There Be Monsters" to indicate territory that even bold sailors avoided for fear of encountering beasts like the terrifying kraken. Scientists, however, were sceptical that anything like the kraken existed... until giant squid began washing up on beaches worldwide in the 1870s. Giant squid are still somewhat of a mystery, but both the legends and the science regarding them are presented in this well-researched, generously illustrated, and totally gripping volume."


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