The Resource Among the mermaids : facts, myths, and enchantments from the sirens of the sea, Varla Ventura, (electronic resource)

Among the mermaids : facts, myths, and enchantments from the sirens of the sea, Varla Ventura, (electronic resource)

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Among the mermaids : facts, myths, and enchantments from the sirens of the sea
Title
Among the mermaids
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facts, myths, and enchantments from the sirens of the sea
Statement of responsibility
Varla Ventura
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Language
eng
Summary
From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature. Compiled by Book of the Bizarre author and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids includes turn of the century tales of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, along with tantalizing trivia, facts, first-hand accounts, and speculations about mermaids in popular culture. Some facts about the fluid and the fair from the book: Many people believe today that early explorer sightings of mermaids were manatees. (Scurvy + many days away from your lady = a blubbery creature looking supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and terrible pirate, was afraid of his crew being lured into a watery grave by mermaids, so he ordered his ships to avoid certain areas reputed to have a high number of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the town of Kiryat Yam, Israel has offered a prize of $1 million dollars to anyone who can prove the mermaid off their coast is real. The prize remains unclaimed
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Midwest
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1958-
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Ventura, Varla
Dewey number
398.21
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Mermaids
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Target audience
adult
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Among the mermaids : facts, myths, and enchantments from the sirens of the sea, Varla Ventura, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11750868
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multicolored
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MWT11750868
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11750868
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remote
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11750868
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Among the mermaids : facts, myths, and enchantments from the sirens of the sea, Varla Ventura, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11750868
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11750868
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11750868
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11750868
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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