River Monsters

Author: Jeremy Wade

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857820028

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 929


A tale of obsession and very big fish from Jeremy Wade, the presenter of ITV's RIVER MONSTERS. Over ten feet long, it weighs in at nearly a quarter of a ton. Covering its back are armoured plates made of bone. Five hundred stiletto-sharp teeth line its long crocodilian jaws. It's a prehistoric beast of staggering proportions; a fearsome creature from the time of the dinosaurs. But the Alligator Gar, an air-breathing survivor from the Cretaceous period is still with us today, patrolling inland rivers, hunting in murky waters shared by human communities. And for Jeremy Wade, described as the 'greatest angling explorer of his generation', the Gar and other outlandish freshwater predators have been an obsession for all his adult life. With names like Arapaima, Snakehead, Goonch, Goliath Tigerfish and Electric Eel, many of them have acquired an almost mythical status. In a quest that has taken him from the Amazon to the Congo, and from North America to the mountains of India, Wade has pursued the truth about these little known, often misunderstood animals. Along the way he's survived a plane crash, malaria and a fish-inflicted blow to the chest that, according to a later scan, caused permanent scarring to his heart. In RIVER MONSTERS, Wade delivers a sometimes jaw-dropping blend of adventure, natural history, legend and detective work. It reads like a hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. But it's all true. These are fisherman's tales like you've never heard before. The stories of the ones that didn't get away ...

River Monsters of the World

Author: George Toufexis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486496279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3145


The world's rivers are alive with perils, and this dramatic coloring book presents 30 awesome examples. Full-page illustrations of predators from around the globe range from the Nile's electric catfish and the Queensland grouper to the Amazon's vampire fish, the Russian kaluga, and the northern snakehead, an invasive species from Asia now in parts of the United States. Captions identify each creature and provide details of their habitats, size, and behavior.

Weird Pennsylvania

Author: Matt Lake

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402766862

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 7579


A illustrated collection of tales about weird places and folk traditions in Pennsylvania to be used as a travel guide.

Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep

Author: Loren Coleman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110115344X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 7439


From the serpentine "Champie" of Lake Champlain to the venerable "Nessie" of Loch Ness, extraordinary-and un-explained-creatures of the deep have been reported in sightings throughout the twentieth century. Now, two of the world's leading cryptozoological investigators provide a globetrotting field guide to when, where, and what kind of mysterious aquatic beasts have gripped the public—and sometimes the scientific—imagination. Filled with comprehensive drawings, classifications, and maps, their book offers an invaluable and unusual resource for the intrepidly curious to investigate these sightings firsthand or to simply enjoy the fascinating accounts that others have given.

Weird Florida

Author: Charlie Carlson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402766848

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 6651


This Weird take on the Sunshine State offers authentic history as well as wild rumors, myths and wacky legends ("South Florida Sun Sentinel").

Words for a Small Planet

Author: Nanette Norris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739171585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

View: 2038


Scholars have begun critically assessing the relationship of modern environmental science, including the study of ecology, to the creation and study of art and culture. In this volume, the voices come from around the globe—some tentative in the stirring of conscious entwinement, other voices, strident and forthright, foresee a grim future, for the planet, for our humanity, as our impositions and consumptions have made monsters of us all and stripped us of our essence, the heart of what it is to be human.

Mysterious Creatures

Author: George M. Eberhart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072835

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 3323


Offers a comprehensive guide to identifying animals yet to be officially recognized in science, and discusses where these animals live and why they remain a mystery.

Alabama Lore: The Choccolocco Monster, Huggin' Molly, the Lost Town of Cottonport and Other Mysterious Tales

Author: Wil Elrick

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467138010

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 4936


Alabama is a weird and wonderful place with a colorful history steeped in folk tales passed from generation to generation. Mysterious 1989 UFO sightings brought more than 4,000 visitors to the tiny town of Fyffe, population 1,300. Legends of the Alabama White Thang--an elusive, hairy creature with a shrill shriek--persisted in the state for a century. Just outside Huntsville's historic Maple Hill Cemetery lies an eerie playground where the ghosts of departed children are rumored to play in the dead of night. After hundreds of unexplained sightings, the town of Evergreen declared itself the Bigfoot Capital of Alabama. Join author Wil Elrick as he explores the history behind some of the Cotton State's favorite tales.

The Lost Treasure Of Pim de Zwolle

Author: Lucidus Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481799681

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1538


This book has been written in two parts. Part 1 looks at the life and times of a Dutch pirate named Pim de Zwolle, the scourge of the Caribbean and East Indies. It covers the period from 1593 to 1653 and looks into Pim’s family background, his birth, upbringing, and the circumstances that turned him into a pirate. Part 2 skips to 1951 and picks up the story of Bertie Bannister, a retired sea captain, who goes in search of Pim’s lost treasure when an old map happens to come his way.

Legend Tripping

Author: Robert C. Robinson

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 193914969X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 310

View: 950


Look outside the box and go on the ultimate adventure! Enter the exciting world of myth and monsters, the paranormal, UFOs and extraterrestrials, lost treasures and mysterious places. Delve into these awesome legends and learn how easy and inexpensive it is to search for the subjects of these stories, and what you’ll need to look for them. Robert Robinson presents this epic guide to the stranger sites in America and gives you some valuable pointers on legend tripping out your back door. Chapters include: Legend Tripping; Bigfoot; Other Cryptids; Bigfoot Legend Trip; Aquatic Cryptids; Aquatic Cryptid Legend Trip; Haunted Sites and the Paranormal; Paranormal Legend Trip; UFO Sites and Ghost Lights; Extraterrestrial Legend Trip; Treasure Legends; Treasure Legend Trip; Critical Thinking; Legend Trip Location; Outdoor Survival; Equipment and Tools; Your Legend Trip Begins Now!; Who’s Who in Legend Tripping; Legend Tripping in Popular Fiction; more.