Sunday, March 17, 2013

Monsters of the Sea

The other book that came in from Summit was entitled Monsters of the Sea. It had quite a large section on mermaids. Most of it was the recollection of all the cultures who had mermaids in their history. It also included all the famous hoaxes. It gives a full account of the differences between Stellar's sea cows, manatees, and dugongs. It is quite obvious the author believes they are the explanation for the sightings of mermaids. I didn't find this book very helpful. All I got from it was the earliest listing of a mermaid which was 5000 bc.

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