The Search For The Giant Squid

Author: Richard Ellis
ISBN: 9780709064336
Size: 17,86 MB
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An illustrated study of the cephalopod known as the giant sea squid. It combines scientific facts with myths and literary references and is written by the author of MEN AND WHALES and MONSTERS OF THE DEEP.

Giant Squid

Author: Mary M. Cerullo
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1429675411
Size: 14,47 MB
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"Describes the science of the giant squid and the challenges in finding and learning about this cephalopod"--

Sid The Squid And The Search For The Perfect Job

Author: David G. Derrick
Editor: Immedium
ISBN: 1597020214
Size: 18,15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Author: Bradford Matsen
Editor: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766021921
Size: 11,60 MB
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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.

Weird Life The Search For Life That Is Very Very Different From Our Own

Author: David Toomey
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089940
Size: 17,83 MB
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“Weird indeed, and not a little wonderful.”—Nature In the 1980s and 1990s, in places where no one thought it possible, scientists found organisms they called extremophiles: lovers of extremes. There were bacteria in volcanic hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, single-celled algae in Antarctic ice floes, and fungi in the cooling pools of nuclear reactors. But might there be life stranger than the most extreme extremophile? Might there be, somewhere, another kind of life entirely? In fact, scientists have hypothesized life that uses ammonia instead of water, life based not in carbon but in silicon, life driven by nuclear chemistry, and life whose very atoms are unlike those in life we know. In recent years some scientists have begun to look for the tamer versions of such life on rock surfaces in the American Southwest, in a “shadow biosphere” that might impinge on the known biosphere, and even deep within human tissue. They have also hypothesized more radical versions that might survive in Martian permafrost, in the cold ethylene lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan, and in the hydrogen-rich atmospheres of giant planets in other solar systems. And they have imagined it in places off those worlds: the exotic ices in comets, the vast spaces between the stars, and—strangest of all—parallel universes. Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, David Toomey illuminates the research of the biological avant-garde and describes the workings of weird organisms in riveting detail. His chapters feature an unforgettable cast of brilliant scientists and cover everything from problems with our definitions of life to the possibility of intelligent weird life. With wit and understanding that will delight scientists and lay readers alike, Toomey reveals how our current knowledge of life forms may account for only a tiny fraction of what’s really out there.


Author: Jennifer A. Mather
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695005
Size: 20,83 MB
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The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends—from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid. Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities. In this beautifully photographed book, three leading marine biologists bring readers face to face with these amazingly complex animals that have fascinated scientists for decades. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its ingenious anatomy, amazing mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly relatives, the authors take readers through the astounding life cycle, uncovering the details of distinctive octopus personalities. With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea.

On Monsters

Author: Stephen T. Asma
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199798095
Size: 15,46 MB
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Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.

The Empty Ocean

Author: Richard Ellis
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597265997
Size: 15,84 MB
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In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted, and collected over the centuries, from charismatic whales and dolphins to the lowly menhaden, from sea turtles to cod, tuna, and coral. Rich in history, anecdote, and surprising fact, Richard Ellis’s descriptions bring to life the natural history of the various species, the threats they face, and the losses they have suffered. Killing has occurred on a truly stunning scale, with extinction all too often the result, leaving a once-teeming ocean greatly depleted. But the author also finds instances of hope and resilience, of species that have begun to make remarkable comebacks when given the opportunity. Written with passion and grace, and illustrated with Richard Ellis’s own drawings, The Empty Ocean brings to a wide audience a compelling view of the damage we have caused to life in the sea and what we can do about it. "

Venturing The Deep Sea

Author: Laurie Lindop
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761327011
Size: 14,89 MB
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Meet several scientists who study the animals and environment at the bottom of the ocean floor.

Explorer Travellers And Adventure Tourism

Author: Dr. Jennifer Laing
Editor: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845414608
Size: 18,11 MB
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This book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel – based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change – is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves. Its scope ranges from the 'Golden Age' of imperial explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, through the growth of adventure and extreme tourism, to possible future trends including space travel. The volume should appeal to researchers and students across a variety of disciplines, including tourism studies, sociology, geography and history.