Kraken

That's right: the Kraken. Just how big was Pontopiddan's Kraken? Like Linnaeus,
Pontopiddan never actually encountered one of these beasts—which is no
surprise, as there were supposedly only two in existence—so he never had the ...

Author: Rick Emmer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143813116X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 109

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Does a gigantic, boat-sinking cephalopod really exist? Popularized in the 1870 Jules Verne novel Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, the Architeuthis, or gigantic squid, was thrust back into the spotlight following the highly publicized filming of live giant squid in 2004 and 2006. Kraken: Fact or Fiction? shows what cryptozoologists have uncovered about the giant squid and its relatives, the colossal squid and the colossal octopus. Find out if Architeuthis is the biggest cephalopod out there, or if an even bigger denizen of the deep one lurks in the ocean.

Kraken

whoever's took it's doing something with the kraken that's bringing up this
badness. That's when it started. That's the only reason I did what I did. You know
me. I'll do whatever I have to to fix this. What I'm saying is I'm sorry.” DANE told
War.

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345521854

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 915

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Miéville’s Embassytown. With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things. In the Darwin Centre at London’s Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux—better known as the Giant Squid. But Billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air. As Billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder. There is the Congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots go back to the dawn of humanity—and beyond. There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. There is the FSRC—the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a branch of London’s finest that fights sorcery with sorcery. There is Wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There are the Londonmancers, who read the future in the city’s entrails. There is Grisamentum, London’s greatest wizard, whose shadow lingers long after his death. And then there is Goss and Subby, an ageless old man and a cretinous boy who, together, constitute a terrifying—yet darkly charismatic—demonic duo. All of them—and others—are in pursuit of Billy, who inadvertently holds the key to the missing squid, an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.

The Kraken s Curse

The Kraken had noticed it also, he could sense that someone was now standing
directly to the north of where the Panther was circling and it was beginning to
make him wary. Slowly, for he was losing strength all the time, the Kraken started
to ...

Author: Ben Atkinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955987806

Category:

Page: 204

View: 745

Just when Arthur Boston is looking for a point to his life he receives a letter telling him that his father has disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

The Kraken King Part VIII

The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure Meljean Brook. Titles by Meljean
Brook The Guardian Series DEMON ANGEL DEMON MOON DEMON NIGHT
DEMON BOUND DEMON FORGED DEMON BLOOD DEMON MARKED
GUARDIAN ...

Author: Meljean Brook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163927X

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

View: 687

Experience the incredible adventure and heart-stopping romance of the Iron Seas in this thrilling steampunk tale from New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook. The Kraken King, Part VIII The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure Arriving in Krakentown with their enemies in hot pursuit, Zenobia doesn’t know how they can even hope to win. Being terrified brings forth an undeniable truth: she loves Ariq and will do whatever it takes to stand by him. But as their adversaries appear on the horizon, they realize that not all is lost. Drawing on the power of the terrible war machine, Ariq, Zenobia, and the entire town must put their lives on the line to protect what they love… Includes a bonus excerpt of Meljean Brook’s “Here There Be Monsters.” Praise for the novels of the Iron Seas: “A stunning blend of steampunk setting and poignant romance.”—Ilona Andrews, New York Times bestselling author “Every glimpse of this alternate history leaves me fascinated and hungry for more.”—All Things Urban Fantasy “Meljean Brook has brilliantly defined the new genre of steampunk romance.”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook lives in Oregon with her family. She is the author of the Guardian paranormal romance and Iron Seas steampunk series.

The Kraken and the Colossal Octopus

They have noticed that during many months the Kraken or Krabben eats
continuously and that during other months it continuously rejects excrements .
During this evacuation , the surface waters are discolored and appear thick and
turbid .

Author: Bernard Heuvelmans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 224

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Release of the Kraken

Historically, the banking multiplier has been in a range of 4 to 100, with 25% to 1% reserve ratios at most layers of the banking system encompassing the majority of its range in recent centuries.

Author: Brian P. Hanley

Publisher:

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Historically, the banking multiplier has been in a range of 4 to 100, with 25% to 1% reserve ratios at most layers of the banking system encompassing the majority of its range in recent centuries. Here it is shown that multipliers over 1 000 can occur from a new mechanism in banking. This new multiplier uses a default insurance note to insure an outstanding loan in order to return the value of the insured amount into capital. The economic impact of this invention is calculably greater than the original invention of reserve banking. The consequence of this lending invention is to render the existing money multiplier equations of reserve banking obsolete where it occurs. The equations describing this new multiplier do not converge. Each set of parameters for reserve percentage, nesting depth, etc. creates a unique logarithmic curve rather than approaching a limit. Thus it is necessary to show the behavior of this new equation by numerical methods. Understanding this new multiplier and associated issues is necessary for economic analyses of the Global Financial Crisis. -- GFC ; global financial crisis ; CDS ; credit default swaps ; AIG ; money multiplier ; banking multiplier ; synthetic capital ; loan insurance


Attack of the Kraken the Yeti Files 3

The merfolk of Atlantis have called in yeti Blizz Richards and his team of cryptozoologists to capture the kraken that is attacking their city, but when he starts to investigate, Blizz realizes that there is a lot the merfolk are not ...

Author: Kevin Sherry

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 9780545857819

Category:

Page: 128

View: 640

Something smells fishy in the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. The merfolk claim the mighty kraken is attacking their city and threatening their safety. They have called yeti Blizz Richards and his team of cryptozoologists to track and capture the beast. But something about their story isn't holding water... To find the kraken and get some answers, Blizz and the gang will have to face man-eating sharks, powerful magic crystals, giant crabs, and find a long lost hero in the furthest reaches of the deep.

Arabelle the Queen of Pirates

Arabelle, Bluebeard’s daughter, is the new pirate captain of her father’s ship.

Author: M. Mammonek

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525570226

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Arabelle, Bluebeard’s daughter, is the new pirate captain of her father’s ship. She takes command of the crew and sets sail to claim treasures from the sea. All Bluebeard asks is that she visit the black-magic woman of Caraibes and bring back her delicious cookies. Arabelle secures the tasty cookies for her father. But on the way home, the ship runs into Kraken—a dangerous, dark monster who brings a strong storm with him. How will Arabelle negotiate with Kraken? Will she deliver her pirate crew to safety?

The Kraken

" Ralph E. Vaughan "After reading this, I felt I definitely got a tempting taste of what Cobos has to offer as an author, and I can't wait to see where this series heads next.

Author: Jonas Cobos

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511463546

Category:

Page: 190

View: 722

The Kraken - (Part I,II and III) The Melville Files Box Set 1 "Where other authors give us the trappings of steampunk without real substance, Jonas Cobos infuses his world thoroughly with the substance and spirit of the genre, 110% full of steampunk ideas and motivations. And he did something few other writers have done...made steampunk goggles actually functional tools rather than mere fashion statements." Ralph E. Vaughan "After reading this, I felt I definitely got a tempting taste of what Cobos has to offer as an author, and I can't wait to see where this series heads next. Whatever the destination, I'm definitely on board for the journey. Highly recommended."Sam G. Condal City. 1871. The private detective John Melville Salas receives news of the murder of his friend and mentor Domingo Badía, better known as "Alí Bey". All the clues seem to point towards a mysterious secret society called "The Custodians of God". The investigation will lead the detective to the Hungarian capital city, Varós Buda, where he will discover a terrible secret related to the Lost Ones in Time and the incident that chained them to such a disastrous destiny. An old manuscript hides the keys that can lead to the ruins of an ancient civilization. Deep in its belly lies a powerful weapon and the key that could lead to the rescue of his daughter Sara and the rest of those frozen in the time.

Heart of the Kraken

Two lives collide when the pirates capture the vessel holding Ailin. The kraken holds the key to Ailin's freedom but in summoning the beast one last time, Fenton must choose between losing his life or his heart.

Author: A W Exley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530843336

Category:

Page: 204

View: 118

Legend says if you consume the heart of a mermaid, you will know all of a man's secrets Ailin doesn't care if the legend is true or not - she's stuck in a crate on her way to feature as the main course at a lavish banquet. Her heart to be served while still beating for a cruel noble while the rest of her is sliced into sashimi. Unless she can escape. Across the ocean, Fenton longs for a different release. Sold as a child by men who labelled him a mistake, a failed experiment. Except he has one valuable skill, he can summon the dreaded kraken. Bought by a pirate, he has only known life at sea, wielded as a tool by the captain. Two lives collide when the pirates capture the vessel holding Ailin. The kraken holds the key to Ailin's freedom but in summoning the beast one last time, Fenton must choose between losing his life or his heart...

Kraken

Struggling to maintain their home in a Newfoundland fishing village in the 1870s, Tom Piccot and his family deal with a menacing kraken--a giant squid, larger than a whale, that Tom has survived once and will undoubtedly encounter again.

Author: Don C. Reed

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606143486

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Struggling to maintain their home in a Newfoundland fishing village in the 1870s, Tom Piccot and his family deal with a menacing kraken--a giant squid, larger than a whale, that Tom has survived once and will undoubtedly encounter again.

The Kraken

Christopher defeats the Kraken, the beast of doubt, through his faith and determination that he will see. Multi-award-winning Crew's previous titles include 'Angel's Gate' and 'Mama's Babies'.

Author: Gary Crew

Publisher: Lothian Children's Books

ISBN: 9780734401823

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 974

Picture book for primary school-age readers. Two children encounter a shadowy beast that lives in the depths of the sea. Christopher is blind, though through no physiological reason, and Antonia is a cynic, blind to the possibilities of her brother's information. Christopher defeats the Kraken, the beast of doubt, through his faith and determination that he will see. Multi-award-winning Crew's previous titles include 'Angel's Gate' and 'Mama's Babies'. McBride has recently created the covers for Emily Rodda's fantasy series.

The Time of the Kraken

Thorgeir Redhair learns of a great danger threatening his people and their foes, the Tyrnings, and of an even greater truth that will end their ancient quarrel.

Author: Jay Williams

Publisher: Orion

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories, American

Page: 168

View: 488

Thorgeir Redhair learns of a great danger threatening his people and their foes, the Tyrnings, and of an even greater truth that will end their ancient quarrel.

Kraken

" The San Diego Union-Tribune (on The City & The City) "Richly conceived." The New York Times Book Review (on Embassytown) "Compulsively readable." The Washington Post Book World (on Perdido Street Station)

Author: China Mieville

Publisher: Tor UK

ISBN: 9781743035757

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 427

A dark urban fantasy thriller from one of the all-time masters of the genre. "the literary fantasy of the year" Guardian, Fiction Recommendations of the Year Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears? For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god. A god that someone is hoping will end the world. PRAISE FOR CHINA MIEVILLE "[Mieville s] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing." Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian (on Three Moments of an Explosion) "Dark and thought-provoking." The San Diego Union-Tribune (on The City & The City) "Richly conceived." The New York Times Book Review (on Embassytown) "Compulsively readable." The Washington Post Book World (on Perdido Street Station)

Heart of the Kraken

Author: A.W. Exley

Publisher: A W Exley

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 143

Legend says if you consume the heart of a mermaid, you will know all of a man's secrets Ailin doesn't care if the legend is true or not - she's stuck in a crate on her way to feature as the main course at a lavish banquet. Her heart to be served while still beating for a cruel noble while the rest of her is sliced into sashimi. Unless she can escape. Across the ocean, Fenton longs for a different release. Sold as a child by men who labelled him a mistake, a failed experiment. Except he has one valuable skill, he can summon the dreaded kraken. Bought by a pirate, he has only known life at sea, wielded as a tool by the captain. Two lives collide when the pirates capture the vessel holding Ailin. The kraken holds the key to Ailin's freedom but in summoning the beast one last time, Fenton must choose between losing his life or his heart... Keywords: fantasy romance, kraken, mermaid, pirates, steampunk, steampunk romance, mermaid romance, dark fantasy, young adult, young adult fantasy, gaslamp, historical fantasy.

Kraken

"Amazing images accompany engaging information about kraken. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Author: Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Publisher: Mythical Creatures

ISBN: 9781644874653

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 197

"Amazing images accompany engaging information about kraken. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Titan

cried Mr Kraken , giving the insinuating , at the same time , a crown - piece into
the had top of his egg a tremendous tap with a spoon , and peeling of the head
gardener . This is a treat , indeed . Howll away the shell with the air of an Indian ...

Author: James Hogg

Publisher:

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Kraken

This book explores thrilling legends about the kraken.

Author: Arnold Ringstad

Publisher: Apex / Wea Int'l

ISBN: 9781637380574

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View: 361

This book explores thrilling legends about the kraken. Short paragraphs of easy-to-read text are paired with eye-catching images to make reading engaging and accessible. The book also includes a table of contents, fun facts, sidebars, comprehension questions, a glossary, an index, and a list of resources for further reading.