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Author : Sy Montgomery Pages : 262 pages Publisher : Atria Books Language : ISBN-10 : 1451697724 ISBN-13 : 9781451697 728

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness In pur suit of the wild , soli tar y, pre dat ory oct opu s, pop ular


nat ural ist Sy Mo ntg om ery has pra ctic ed tru e im mer sio n jou rnal ism . Fro m Ne w Eng lan d aqu ariu m tan ks to the reef s of Fre nch Pol yne


sia and the Gul f of Me xico , she has befr ien ded oct opu ses wit h stri kin gly diff ere nt per son aliti es —g entl e Ath ena , ass erti ve Oct avi a, curi ous


Kali , and joyf ul Kar ma. Eac h cre atu re sho ws her clev ern ess in myr iad wa ys: esc api ng enc los ure s like an ora ngu tan ; jett ing wat er to bou


nce ball s; and end less ly tric kin g co mp ani ons wit h mul tipl e “sle ight s of han d� to get foo d.S cie ntis ts hav e onl y rec entl y acc ept ed the


inte llig enc e of dog s, bird s, and chi mp anz ees but no w are wat chi ng oct opu ses solv e pro ble ms and are tryi ng to dec iph er the me ani ng of the


ani mal ’s col orcha ngi ng tec hni que s. Wit h her “joy ful pas sio n for the se inte llig ent and fasc inat ing cre atu res” (Lib rar y Jou rnal Edit ors’ Spr ing


Pick ), Mo ntg om ery chr oni cles the gro win g app reci atio n of this mol lus k as she tell sa uni que lov e stor y. By tur ns fun ny, ent ert aini ng, tou chi


ng, and pro fou nd, The Sou l of an Oct opu s rev eals wh at oct opu ses can tea ch us abo ut the me etin g of two ver y diff ere nt min ds. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

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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  

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