Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Chloe Aridjis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781948226042
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Catapult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, this intoxicating story of a teenage girl who trades her a middle–class upbringing for a quest for meaning in 1980s Mexico is “a surreal, captivating tale about the power of a youthful imagination, the lure of teenage transgression, and its inevitable disappointments” (Los Angeles Review of Books) One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen–year–old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking―recklessness, impulse, independence. Tomás may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession: she wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs. According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa’s surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca. Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will “promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery.” It is a quest more easily envisioned than accomplished. As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the “Beach of the Dead.” Meanwhile, her father has set out to find his missing daughter. A mesmeric portrait of transgression and disenchantment unfolds. Set to a pulsing soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sea Monsters is a brilliantly playful and supple novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us. "Aridjis is deft at conjuring the teenage swooniness that apprehends meaning below every surface. Like Sebald’s or Cusk’s, her haunted writing patrols its own omissions . . . The figure of the shipwreck looms large for Aridjis. It becomes a useful lens through which to see this book, which is self–contained, inscrutable, and weirdly captivating, like a salvaged object that wants to return to the sea." ―Katy Waldman, The New Yorker

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Chloe Aridjis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1948226774
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Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulsing to the soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, an intoxicating portrait of Mexico in the late 1980s by this brilliant Guggenheim fellow and Prix du Premier Roman Étranger-winning author

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Chloe Aridjis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781473548909
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Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Longlisted for the PEN/ Faulkner Award 2019 'A mesmerizing, revelatory novel, smart and funny and laced with a strangeness... For my money, Chloe Aridjis is one of the most brilliant novelists working in English today' Garth Greenwell One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with the reckless, impulsive Tomás, a boy she barely knows. Their quest: to track down a troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs who have recently escaped a touring circus. Together they head for Zipolite, the ‘Beach of the Dead’, a community peopled by hippies, nudists, beach combers and eccentric storytellers, and Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will ‘promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery’. But as Luisa wanders the shoreline, she begins to discover that a quest is more easily envisioned than accomplished. 'Destined to be a classic: a richly imaginative, reflective and entracing novel' Xiaolu Guo

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Joseph Nigg
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780226925189
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Release: 2014-01-03
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The mythic creature expert and author of Phoenix takes readers through a bestiary of sea monsters featured on the famous 16th century map Carta Marina. In the sixteenth century, sea serpents, giant man-eating lobsters, and other monsters were thought to swim the waters of Norther Europe, threatening seafarers who ventured too far from shore. Thankfully, Scandinavian mariners had Olaus Magnus, who in 1539 charted these fantastic marine animals in his influential map of the Nordic countries, the Carta Marina. In Sea Monsters, mythologist Joseph Nigg brings readers face-to-face with these creatures and other magnificent components of Magnus’s map. Nearly two meters wide in total, the map’s nine wood-block panels comprise the largest and first realistic portrayal of the region. But in addition to its important geographic significance, Magnus’s map goes beyond cartography to scenes both domestic and mystic. Close to shore, Magnus shows humans interacting with common sea life—boats struggling to stay afloat, merchants trading, children swimming, and fisherman pulling lines. But from the offshore deeps rise some of the most terrifying sea creatures imaginable—like sea swine, whales as large as islands, and the Kraken. In this book, Nigg draws on Magnus’s own text to further describe and illuminate these inventive scenes and to flesh out the stories of the monsters. Sea Monsters is a stunning tour of a world that still holds many secrets for us land dwellers, who will forever be fascinated by reports of giant squid and the real-life creatures of the deep that have proven to be as bizarre and otherworldly as we have imagined for centuries. It is a gorgeous guide for enthusiasts of maps, monsters, and the mythic. “[A] beautiful new exploration of the Carta Marina.”—Wired

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Michael J. Everhart
Pages: 191
ISBN: UCSD:31822034245191
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Release: 2007
Editor: National Geographic Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More terrifying than anything known to humankind, it scarcely seems possible that these swift, massive underwater predators actually existed, but they did--and this is their frightening, fascinating, unforgettable story.

Sea Monsters Coloring Book

Sea Monsters Coloring Book
Author: Peter F. Copeland,Coloring Books,Sea Life
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0486405621
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Release: 1998-12-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirty detailed illustrations portray giant squid, great white shark, double-crested crocodile, other real animals, as well as such fanciful beasts as the tusked pig whale, Bardfysshe, and Loch Ness monster.

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Melissa Higgins
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781629681610
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: ABDO Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sea Monsters introduces you to one of the world's most popular legendary creatures. Learn where and why these legends began, how they are reflected in different cultures, and how they are understood today. Complete with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

A Sea Monster s Tale

A Sea Monster s Tale
Author: Colin Speedie
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780957394681
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Release: 2017-03-06
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are few marine creatures as spectacular as the Basking Shark. At up to 11 metres in length and seven tonnes in weight, this colossal, plankton-feeding fish is one of the largest in the world, second only to the whale shark. Historically, Basking Sharks were a familiar sight in the northern hemisphere – off the coasts of Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the USA, for example. In an 18th Century world without electricity, they became the focus of active hunting for their huge livers containing large amounts of valuable oil, primarily used in lamps. Catch numbers were small enough to leave populations largely intact, but during the 20th Century a new breed of hunter joined the fray, some driven as much by a need for adventure as for financial gain. With improved equipment and experience, they exploited the shark on an industrial scale that drastically reduced numbers, leading to localised near-extinction in some areas. From the 1970’s onward a new generation took to the seas, this time with conservation in mind to identify where the shark might still be found in the waters around the British Isles, employing new technologies to solve long-standing mysteries about the behaviour of this elusive creature. Using the best of both old and new research techniques, the case was built to justify the species becoming one of the most protected sharks in the oceans. Today, the Basking Shark is a much-loved cornerstone of our natural heritage. There are positive signs that the population has stabilised and may even be slowly recovering from the damage of the past, proving that timely conservation measures can be effective. Join us on a journey amidst wild seas, places, people and conservation history in the battle to protect this iconic creature – a true sea monster’s tale.

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce
Pages: 121
ISBN: 9780375846632
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Release: 2008
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides readers with answers to questions regarding the diverse creatures who live in the oceans, with a review of some of the myths regarding sea monsters and the like.

The Book of Sea Monsters

The Book of Sea Monsters
Author: Nigel Suckling,Bob Eggleton
Pages: 112
ISBN: 087951860X
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the myth, legend, scientific documentation, and fiction inspired by sea monsters.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Author: Ben H. Winters,Jane Austen
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9781594744426
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Release: 2009
Editor: Quirk Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following up on the success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale that combines a Regency classic with monster mayhem, in which a Jane Austen novel is expanded with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents and other biological monstrosities. Original.

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters
Author: Paul Harrison
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1404242244
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Release: 2007-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduces marine animals of the past and present that live in the murky depths of oceans and lakes, from viperfish and crocodiles to giant squids and great white sharks.

Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
Author: Chet Van Duzer
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0712357718
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Release: 2014-09
Editor: British Library Board
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From dragons and serpents to many-armed beasts that preyed on ships and sailors alike, sea monsters have terrified mariners across all ages and cultures and have become the subject of many tall tales from the sea. Accounts of these creatures have also inspired cartographers and mapmakers, many of whom began decorating their maps with them to indicate unexplored areas or areas about which little was known. Whether swimming vigorously, gamboling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation, the sea monsters that appear on medieval and Renaissance maps are fascinating and visually engaging. Yet despite their appeal, these monsters have never received the scholarly attention that they deserve. In Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, Chet Van Duzer analyzes the most important examples of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps produced in Europe. Van Duzer begins with the earliest mappaemundi on which these monsters appear in the tenth century and continues to the end of the sixteenth century and, along the way, sheds important light on the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them. A beautifully designed visual reference work, Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps will be important not only in the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also in the history of the geography of the "marvelous" and of Western conceptions of the ocean.

Sharks and other sea monsters Originally published 2006

Sharks and other sea monsters  Originally published  2006
Author: Robert Sabuda
Pages: 329
ISBN: 076362229X
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the prehistoric underwater monsters and pop-ups of massive sharks, giant sea scorpions, and huge squids.

Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monster s Cave

Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monster s Cave
Author: Marcus Pfister
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0735819548
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In order to find healing algae for the ailing bumpy-backed fish, Rainbow Fish volunteers to brave the dreaded Sea Monsters' Cave.

Monster Sea Creatures

Monster Sea Creatures
Author: Diana Zourelias
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9780486485058
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Release: 2012-04
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirty close-up illustrations will put colorists face-to-face with some of the ocean's most frightfully fascinating inhabitants. Realistically detailed images range from a wobbegong and goblin shark to a blobfish and sea lamprey. Each full-page rendering features a brief caption, and black-and-white, full-body thumbnails of all these underwater creatures appear on the inside front cover.

Sea Monsters vs Dragons

Sea Monsters vs  Dragons
Author: Michael John O'Hearn
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781496661463
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Release: 2019-05-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The masters of sky and sea confront each other in this monstrous battle. Few beasts can match the power of a fire breathing dragon. But huge sea monsters are also fearsome forces of nature. Discover the weapons and abilities of these mighty beasts, and then get ready for a fiery, head to head fight.

Ocean Monsters

Ocean Monsters
Author: Natalie Lunis
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781597167130
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Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Bearport Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of eight giant sea reptiles.

Creatures of the Deep

Creatures of the Deep
Author: Erich Hoyt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781770855588
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Release: 2014-10-09
Editor: Firefly Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Praise for the first edition: "More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths." -- American Scientist "A magnificent bestiary ... and a reminder of how little we actually know about the seas surrounding us." -- Popular Science Winner, Outstanding Nonfiction Book of the Year -- American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., New York In this updated and expanded edition of Creatures of the Deep, award-winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt gives readers a glimpse of the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down. Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles between giant squid and sperm whales, presenting compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a dark high-pressure world. There are life forms, independent of sunlight and photosynthesis, which flourish around the hot, sulfurous deep-sea vents in the magnificent rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain range. Surviving in conditions that appear to be close to the very soup of primordial Earth, these microbes have become the basis for the latest research into Earth's origins. Fully illustrated with fantastic underwater imagery.

Tracking Sea Monsters Bigfoot and Other Legendary Beasts

Tracking Sea Monsters  Bigfoot  and Other Legendary Beasts
Author: Nelson Yomtov
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781429648172
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Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Covers the search for animals that may or may not exist, including evidence for and against the existence of cryptids"--Provided by publisher.