I'm sure there are plenty of living organisms in the sea that are quite large. But the author states about creatures so large that you can land and rest on them thinking they are an island and you don't find out till you set up camp fire and the creature moves because heat of the fire. Firstly, are there really such creatures that can be taken as islands, giant kelps and sea weeds don't count. In order for it be mistaken for an island, it must be huge and solid enough for someone to step on it and think its a earth. If no one has seen or no information of such creatures than where is the author getting his information from?
Secondly, the author doesn't state having human like qualities but rather a counterpart of man in the sea. I'm not going to go and start talking about mermaids and stuff but a manatee or dugong qualifies as counterpart of a man.
Originally Posted by marwen
It's an alright book, apart from a few things here and there, i didn't find it that enjoyable. Maybe a laymen or someone who doesn't know much about man (think medical classes), universe (think sciences), nature (think earth science), animals (think biology) would be more entertained reading it.