The Octopus Scientists

The Octopus Scientists

Exploring the Mind of A Mollusk

Book - 2015
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With three hearts and blue blood, its gelatinous body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be an alien, an inhabitant of another world. It's baggy, boneless body sprouts eight arms covered with thousands of suckers--suckers that can taste as well as feel. The octopus also has the powers of a superhero: it can shape-shift, change color, squirt ink, pour itself through the tiniest of openings, or jet away through the sea faster than a swimmer can follow.
But most intriguing of all, octopuses--classed as mollusks, like clams--are remarkably intelligent with quirky personalities. This book, an inquiry into the mind of an intelligent invertebrate, is also a foray into our own unexplored planet. These thinking, feeling creatures can help readers experience and understand our world (and perhaps even life itself) in a new way.

Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780544232709
Branch Call Number: j594.56 MON
Characteristics: 71 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ellenbogen, Keith - Photographer


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May 18, 2017

I hope this book can contribute to the enhanced respect the octopus deserves from us. The willingness of humans to be cruel to all animals that are not human is too prevalent; I fear for the safety of such creatures as these.

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Apr 28, 2018

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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