The Search for the Giant Squid

The Search for the Giant Squid

The Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature

By Richard Ellis

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140286762, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1999

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.


About the Author
Richard Ellis is America's premier marine artist, the ocean-addicted naturalist whose paintings and drawings transport us to another world. Ellis's writing on sea creatures is as diverting as it is instructive; his insatiable curiosity about their habits and habitats has carried him to the ends of the earth.