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Title:Monsters of the Sea: The history, natural history and mythology of the oceans' most fantastic creatures
Price:AUD$9.95 (about USD$7.60)
Item ID:P002-6895
Publisher:Robert Hale Limited, London, 1995
Condition:Very Good (ex-library)
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Robert Hale Limited, 1995, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good (ex-library), Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 432 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket has been protected by it's library plastic cover.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Library stamps etc only on endpapers, half-title page.. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. From the beginning of time, humankind has been fascinated, repelled, frightened and captivated by the great fish and mammals - both mythological and real - that live below the surface of the sea. In this book, Richard Ellis explores the world of man-eating octopuses, seductive mermaids, gigantic leviathans, sea serpents, and other legends of the deep. In a chronicle that takes the reader back and forth between mythology and reality, Ellis shows how the mermaid metamorphosed into the manatee; Leviathan became the whale; the polyp became the octopus; and the kraken is now known to us as the giant squid. He also investigates the natural history of these strange sea creatures and tells us, for example, why the giant squid is so rare, how the octopus has been misrepresented in history, the truth about the Loch Ness Monster, and whether the mermaid ever actually existed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; United States; ISBN: 0709056346. ISBN/EAN: 9780709056348. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6895.
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