The Octopus and the Orangutan (Book)
by Eugene Linden
Dutton, 242 pp, hardcover, 2002
~ Reviewed by nanoteuthis ~
Consider the octopus, one of the most enduring and successful designs nature ever perfected. (p. 23)
Thus begins the first of two chapters on Octopus intelligence – "The Riddle of the Octopus" and "Octopus Derision, Octopus Decisions" – in Eugene Linden's fascinating book THE OCTOPUS AND THE ORANGUTAN. It is on these chapters that I will focus this review, with a few comments...