The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate
by Jennifer A. Mather, Roland C. Anderson, James B. Wood

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The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends—from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 240

Publication Date 05/21/2010

ISBN 9781604690675

Dimensions 6.88 inches x 9.5 inches

“A fascinating natural history of some of the ocean’s most intriguing creatures.” —Farm and Dairy

“With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, this book is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea. For anyone with an interest in octopodes.” —ScienceBlogs.com

“Reveals the uncanny smarts and elegant adaptations of these eight-armed wonders.” —Science News

“Provides an excellent nature history of the octopus, pairing lovely photos with the insights of three leading marine biologists.” —Bookwatch