The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness Author Sy Montgomery
ISBN-10 1451697724
ISBN-13 9781451697728
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig this fascinatingtouchinginformativeentertaining Daily Beast book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopusa surprisingly complex intelligent and spirited creatureand the remarkable connections it makes with humans In pursuit of the wild solitary predatory octopus popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalitiesgentle Athena assertive Octavia curious Kali and joyful Karma Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways escaping enclosures like an orangutan jetting water to bounce balls and endlessly tricking companions with multiple sleights of hand to get food Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs birds and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animals color changing techniques With her joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures Library Journal Editors Spring Pick Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story By turns funny entertaining touching and profound The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds

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