Hi Colin and Nancy,
The book is absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for this long-overdue resource.
I set up my first Octopus tank over the summer, and during the planning stages I was intimidated by the lack of concise yet comprehensive resources. Obviously, I relied on the TONMO community for a HUGE amount of help and support (thanks to you all!), but I am also lucky enough to have access to academic journals, so I was able to refer to the small number of published methods papers. I don't know how anyone was brave enough to keep an Octopus without access to scientific methods papers UNTIL NOW; with the publication of this book, that has all changed. It is fantastic, and really covers everything you need to know to get started (luckily after reading the book it turns out I am doing most things right!).
On top of the content though, the pictures are incredibly beautiful. This would work easily as a coffee table book for those who don't intend keeping cephs, but just find them fascinating. I had so much fun trying to guess whose Octo is who's from the TONMO gang!
I do have one question though; what does the gorgeous image on page 238 depict? I can't immediately find the legend.....
I will write an Amazon review over the weekend, and I promise it will be a rave review.
Seriously, you should be REALLY proud of this book. What an achievement.