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 .
Author: Jeremy Wade
Publisher: Hachette UK
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 ...
Author: Speedy Publishing
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
River monsters are part of modern folklore. Those who believe that myths are something that exist only in the far distant path are incorrect. Anyone who knows a little bit about modern river monsters knows they are the root of 20th and even 21st century cryptozoology myths. For children, reading about these amazing creatures, both ones we know exist and those that are pure fantasy, opens many doors of imagination. The sense of wonder gained helps the young ones to think more broadly about the world.
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the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706. Library of
Congress CataloginginPublication Blue men and river monsters: folklore of the ...
Author: John Zimm
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
The north is a treasure trove of folklore. From magical creatures of the old country to legends of the mysterious and macabre, such lore is a fascinating record of the stories people held on to and the customs, foods, and cures that filled their lives. Collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Program, a Depression-era works project, these are the stories of Norwegian and Swiss immigrants, Native American medicine men and storytellers, and pioneers with memories of the earliest days of settlement in the Old Northwest. In search of stories, legends, songs, and other scraps of traditional knowledge, researchers fanned out across Wisconsin and other states. The resulting handwritten notes, thousands of pages in length, capture history as people remembered it. Blue Men and River Monsters collects the most interesting and noteworthy of these tales, placing them alongside stunning artwork collected by the Federal Art Project in Wisconsin. Peruse these pages and discover a new history of the people and places of the old north.
So get your crayons, pencils, and markers ready as you prepare to search for
monsters in the rivers of the world! Copyright ... Bibliographical Note River
Monsters of the World is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in
Author: George Toufexis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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.
Narrow Lake (Monster) Nichols Lake (Monster) Paint River (Monster) Lake St.
Clair (Monster) St. Mary's River (Monster, hoax?) Straits of Mackinac (Monster)
Lake Superior (Monster, Giant Sturgeon?) Swan Lake (Swimming Cow?)
Author: Loren Coleman
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.
But throw in a twentiethcentury witch, the lake monster, drifting spirits from a long-
ago massacre, and together they make ... the Mississippi River on the western
border of the state, campers claimed sightings of a horned river monster in 1901,
Author: Linda S. Godfrey
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Find out about the bizarre and mysterious creatures living in Wisconsin.
ster is described as a serpentine THE BLACK RIVER behemoth with a thick ,
tapered MONSTER body , dark brown skin , and large eyes that protrude
grotesquely VITAL STATISTICS from its skull . Unique among river monsters , the
flippers of ...
Author: W. Haden Blackman
Describes the appearance, habitat, diet, and behavior of over 100 beasts drawn from mythology, urban legends, American and Canadian folklore, and sightings
Peneios.195 These stories included the idea of propagation and renewal,
associated with the fertility of river valleys. ... Similarly, legends of river monsters
might owe something to popular ideas about enormous fish that lurked in the ...
Author: Brian Campbell
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.
No doubt these visions had been encouraged by old issues of National
Geographic and possibly the show River Monsters. Though I'd seen enough of
John and Juliet's pictures to give me a good idea of what I was getting into, no
Author: Kelly Minter
Publisher: David C Cook
This beautiful journey through the Amazon invites readers to search their souls and follow Jesus wherever the river runs—experiencing the adventure of knowing the poor and forgotten people He loves.In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a jungle adventure down a river teeming with piranhas, caymans, a beautiful people, and, especially, God’s presence. Her honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.For anyone feeling complacent in their American Christianity, Kelly’s story of the forgotten people of the Amazon and how they transformed her understanding of the gospel, is sure to inspire.
Creatures supposedly extinct for the past 65 million years?This book presents evidence supporting this proposition, Ancient Aboriginal traditions and rock art, and European eyewitness accounts dating from early settlement times to the ...
Author: Rex Gilroy
Is there a population of living Plesiosaurs, marine reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs inhabiting the Hawkesbury River in Sydney's north? Creatures supposedly extinct for the past 65 million years?This book presents evidence supporting this proposition, Ancient Aboriginal traditions and rock art, and European eyewitness accounts dating from early settlement times to the present.The mysterious long-necked 'Mirreeula' known to our Aboriginal people for untold thousands of years, is a Cryptozoological enigma to rival Scotland's Loch Ness Monsters and other plesiosaur-type creatures seen worldwide.
KWAZII'S PIRATE BOOK OF SEA MONSTERS The Eight-Headed Sea Monster -
5 The Vampire Squid - 7 The Duck-Faced River Monster - 9 The Ghost Pirate - 11
The Nackawack - 13 The Tri-Toothed Terror - 15 The Sea Ghost - 17 The ...
Author: Simon & Schuster UK
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Before Kwazii joined the Octonauts, he was a daredevil pirate with tall tales of adventure and peril! Sailing the seven seas, Kwazii has collected many a pirate tale, and he's passing on these pirate legends to you in this swashbuckling storybook.
what more ominous encounter with the White River Monster . “ About four years
ago when a young fellow from Newport motored up the river in the same vicinity .
He was with a group that were all in another boat , and he went up toward the ...
Author: Daniel Cohen
Discusses monsters, real and unreal, which man believed or still believes inhabit the Americas.
Through the Inferno Fortunately, the monster miscalculated its leap. ...
themselves upon the struggling mantis, whose enormous form, extending
halfway from shore to shore, was covered with the river monsters, gnawing,
Author: Victor Rousseau
Publisher: eStar Books
Bullets, shrapnel, shell-nothing can stop the trillions of famished, man-sized beetles which, led by a madman, sweep down over the human race.
Other Monsters Of Note Honey Island Swamp Monster Ohio Grassman Lake
Worth Monster Van Meter Monster Lake Pepin Monster Dover Demon Hudson
River Monster Bear Lake Monster Bessie Lake Monster Chessie Sea Monster
Author: J M Connor
Publisher: J M Connor
A small book about the folklore and myths surrounding America's beasts.
The "River monsters" attacked their craft and pursued them onshore to their
campsite, where Bartram won a short and uneasy truce by shooting and killing
one of his pursuers. The two traveled further upstream to Mosquito Grove, also on
Author: Charles D. Spornick
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
The author lovingly reconstructs the journey of eighteenth-century naturalist William Bartram, retracing his painstaking survey of the flora, fauna, and cultures of the American Southeast. (Travel)
River Sanctuaries Book 2 Zabe Truesdell. making it difficult to eavesdrop on
anyone. If he dropped down closer, would he remain inconspicuous? That could
prove a sticky challenge to test but he needed to know. He still knew very little
Author: Zabe Truesdell
Publisher: Zabe Truesdell
Souls have power. For thousands of years, self proclaimed gods fought to collect more and more of them, waging battles that raged among the living and the dead. The wars only stopped when they were betrayed by one of their own, locked away in a nightmare prison until they slowly melted away. An order was formed to ensure such powerful creatures never again came into existence. Upon dying, Thomas Salazar found himself recruited into this order. Within hours of becoming a full member, Thomas now finds the order decimated and himself among the most senior members remaining. The architect of his order's downfall appears to be someone bent on becoming exactly what he's now sworn to stop. But to stop this threat, will he become something far more dangerous?
Five The White River Monster “ I don ' t think there ' s any such thing , ” the skeptic
said . “ I seen a picture in the paper but I just imagine it ' s a big old gar [ a kind of
fish ] or something . They ' ve pulled gars out of the river that was nine feet long ...
Author: Alan Garinger
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Explores the reports and evidence for the existence of mysterious large creatures allegedly living in certain lakes and rivers of the United States.
The legendary kelpie , or " water horse " preceded the Loch Ness monster by
hundreds of years . and doesn ' t attack people . All that the story really tells us is
that reports of a lake ( or river ) monster near Loch Ness go back at least as far as
Author: Martin Delrio
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Is there really a Loch Ness monster? Here is a look at the various sightings and stories surrounding the monster, including the expeditions that tried and failed to find the truth.
Jeremy Wade, of the Discovery Channel's popular River Monsters, (a man never
accused of avoiding hyperbole), said in a wolffish episode that “the piranha get
all the press, but the wolffish delivers the goods.” In this instance, I have to agree
Author: Stephen Orndorf
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For close to 40 years, Steve Orndorf and his brother, Dave, have traveled to the jungles of South America in the pursuit of adventure and trophy fish. While the fishing hasn t always been productive, there s been no shortage of adventures. Journeying through seven countries, they ve encountered logistical nightmares, hostile Indians, and a host of intimidating creatures piranhas, electric eels, poison dart frogs, vampire bats, caimans, freshwater rays, snakes, bullet ants, and more. The richly biodiverse Amazon and Orinoco River basins have served as backdrops for most of these trips. Here, a brief walk in the jungle can expose one to an astonishing array of different species, more perhaps than would be revealed in a month of walking in most parts of North America. For the Orndorf brothers, sportsfishing has opened the door to exploring this magnificent region, truly one of our planet s last remaining frontiers
RIVER. Angelina woke in a confused daze. She was sitting in the bottom of the
canoe leaning against Bill's legs. Her left arm was ... “A recharge,a freaking
monster tried to eat me. I need to get ... So far we haven't seen any river monsters
Author: David Vengley
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
In the year 2501, a marine rescue team was deployed to search for survivors in Mars. They found a civilization so old and a mystery so powerful that it bridged the past to the present and created a whole new future for Mars. Angelina, a.k.a Nina, fulfilled a promise made by her ancestor millions of years ago in her quest to rescue Mars from a great disaster and make it livable again. It was a promise to a whole species that survived against great odds, a species who were forced to live underground for centuries. A promise that they fervently held on to for so long that it had become legend. Now Angelina, without knowing it, has come to bring hope and peace and a chance for the species to survive. The Martians will not forget. In the end, a promise is a promise, and only the strong will survive.