In the Domain of the Lake Monsters
by John Kirk III
Paperback - 320 Pages - October 1998
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-- A fascinating survey of the "unknown animals of outlandish size" that lurk in lakes and oceans around the world, and one that will appeal to both the converted and the curious. The book includes a complete, comprehensive listing of sightings, organized by geography.
Hydra and Kraken, Or, the Lore and Lure of Lake-Monsters and Sea-Serpents
by Noel Peattie
Paperback - July 1996
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-- Read the amazing tales of encounters with sea-monsters from the reports of skippers, past and near-present...how a Danish scientist convicted the world that the "kraken" was real... the truth about the sightings of "Nessie", and the mysterious figure behind them...how a famous hoax fooled two U.S. Senators...and why the most sought after of these enormous aquatic beasts are never seen in herds, never seen to mate, never seen with young, never found dead, and have never been photographed!
Highly entertaining, packed with curiosities, and backed by the author's impeccable scientific credentials, Monsters of the Sea is a one-of-a-kind journey into two extremely fertile worlds: the human imagination and the deep blue sea.
"Ellis's review of the subject is masterful, cleverly illustrated, and up-to-date."
The New York Times
"A delightful and learned adventure in cryptozoology (the study of hidden life forms)."
"An impressive compilation. It will satisfy readers from a wide spectrum, from lay people to researchers."