The Search for the Giant Squid

The Search for the Giant Squid
Author : Richard Ellis
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 336
Release : 1999-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9780140286762
ISBN 13 : 0140286764
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for the Giant Squid Book Description:

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."

The Search for the Giant Squid

The Search for the Giant Squid
Author : Richard Ellis
Publisher : Turtleback
Total Pages :
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0613268741
ISBN 13 : 9780613268745
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for the Giant Squid Book Description:

Presents a study of the mythology and biology of the real deep sea monster Architeuthis

Giant Squid

Giant Squid
Author : Mary M. Cerullo
Publisher : Capstone
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781429675413
ISBN 13 : 1429675411
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giant Squid Book Description:

"Describes the science of the giant squid and the challenges in finding and learning about this cephalopod"--

In Search of a Giant Squid

In Search of a Giant Squid
Author : Della Cohen
Publisher :
Total Pages : 63
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0669513857
ISBN 13 : 9780669513851
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of a Giant Squid Book Description:

The blob -- The invitation -- Good news -- The storytellers -- Almost there -- Getting started -- The big battle -- Whales and baby squids -- Watch out for sharks! -- The surprise -- J.D.'s big battle -- Seeing is believing.

The Search for the Giant Squid

The Search for the Giant Squid
Author : Richard Ellis
Publisher :
Total Pages : 322
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 1558217169
ISBN 13 : 9781558217164
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for the Giant Squid Book Description:

"An authoritative look at the biology and mythology of the world's most elusive sea creature".--Jacket.

Giant Squid

Giant Squid
Author : Candace Fleming
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages : 40
Release : 2016-09-27
ISBN 10 : 9781626729728
ISBN 13 : 1626729727
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giant Squid Book Description:

The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind. An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in the whale's belly; a flash of ink dispersed as a blinding defense to allow the squid to escape-- these fragments of proof were all we had . . . until a giant squid was finally filmed in its natural habitat only two years ago. In this beautiful and clever nonfiction picture book about the giant squid, Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann explore, both visually and poetically, this hidden creature's mysterious life. A Neal Porter Book

Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job

Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job
Author : David G. Derrick
Publisher : Immedium
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9781597020213
ISBN 13 : 1597020214
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job Book Description:

With the help of his friend Alice, Sid the giant squid tries many jobs including firefighter, cook, and window washer, in the search for the perfect one.

The Incredible Hunt for the Giant Squid

The Incredible Hunt for the Giant Squid
Author : Bradford Matsen
Publisher : Enslow Pub Incorporated
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0766021920
ISBN 13 : 9780766021921
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Incredible Hunt for the Giant Squid Book Description:

Relates what is known about one of the largest and most mysterious creatures of the sea, the giant squid, and what scientists are doing to learn more about it.

Ocean Planet

Ocean Planet
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1995*
ISBN 10 : OCLC:49772975
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Planet Book Description:

Presents the online exhibition of giant squids, the world's largest invertebrates, based on material presented within an Ocean Planet Exhibition called "In Search of Giant Squids," part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History located in Washington, D.C. Includes text and images. Provides squid links from around the world, the Ocean Planet Exhibition floorplan, and the Smithsonian Natural History WWW page.

Ahab s Rolling Sea

Ahab s Rolling Sea
Author : Richard J. King
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 440
Release : 2019-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9780226514963
ISBN 13 : 022651496X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ahab s Rolling Sea Book Description:

Although Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Dillard avers Moby-Dick is the “best book ever written about nature,” and nearly the entirety of the story is set on the waves, with scarcely a whiff of land. In fact, Ishmael’s sea yarn is in conversation with the nature writing of Emerson and Thoreau, and Melville himself did much more than live for a year in a cabin beside a pond. He set sail: to the far remote Pacific Ocean, spending more than three years at sea before writing his masterpiece in 1851. A revelation for Moby-Dick devotees and neophytes alike, Ahab’s Rolling Sea is a chronological journey through the natural history of Melville’s novel. From white whales to whale intelligence, giant squids, barnacles, albatross, and sharks, Richard J. King examines what Melville knew from his own experiences and the sources available to a reader in the mid-1800s, exploring how and why Melville might have twisted what was known to serve his fiction. King then climbs to the crow’s nest, setting Melville in the context of the American perception of the ocean in 1851—at the very start of the Industrial Revolution and just before the publication of On the Origin of Species. King compares Ahab’s and Ishmael’s worldviews to how we see the ocean today: an expanse still immortal and sublime, but also in crisis. And although the concept of stewardship of the sea would have been entirely foreign, if not absurd, to Melville, King argues that Melville’s narrator Ishmael reveals his own tendencies toward what we would now call environmentalism. Featuring a coffer of illustrations and an array of interviews with contemporary scientists, fishers, and whale watch operators, Ahab’s Rolling Sea offers new insight not only into a cherished masterwork and its author but also into our evolving relationship with the briny deep—from whale hunters to climate refugees.