The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
ISBN: 1451697724
EAN13: 9781451697728
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 5, 2016
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 8.9" L x 5.35" W
Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction
New York Times Bestseller
Sy Montgomery s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald s H Is for Hawk did for raptors. (New Statesman, UK)
Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors Spring Pick
One of the best science books of the year Science Friday, NPR
A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
One of the best science books of the year Science Friday, NPR
One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads
Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of 2015
In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.
Sy Montgomery s popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, Deep Intellect, about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary Read More chevron_right

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