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OCTOPUS BOOKS...

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Ok, I think iv had it up to HERE, with trying 2 find Octopus books!!!
lol.
Seriously...I have wen't to loads of Libraries, Book stores, and other stores contaning books on a hunt for octopus books.
EVERY bookstore or library I go to, they either have only books on Ocean Life contaning ALL the ocean animals, OR books that have small articles on octopus and the rest is all other animals. :roll:
Iv asked and asked if they had books that were based on ONLY the octopus. But they did not have any. The only ones they had were baby books, and books contaning ALL the ocean animals mixed in 1 book of sea life.

So now, iv had it. I decided 2 order the books online. I didn't do this before becuase I didn't feel like waiting for it, and I wanted 2 see if any libraries or bookstores had any. I wen't ALL THE WAY to Philadelphia (I live in New Jersey) and wen't to this library that looked like THE WHITE HOUSE. Out of that BIIIIG library, they had 2 octopus books that had 15 pages in it :roll: :roll: :roll:
AND, the facts they had in both books were too childish, and basic.

There's this book iv ALWAYS wanted called "Octopus and Squid: The Soft Intelligence By Jacques Stoe" Iv read it b4 and looked through it ONCE in a library that had the book years ago, but currently they dont have it no more.

I wanted that book PLUS other books that are REALLY good and contain a LOT of pages including more then just basic info on the octopus.

So can you guys help me and list some GREAT and FANTASTIC books based On Cephalopod biology???
I just love looking at octopus, squid, and cuttlefish books. It makes me have something to do, and what can I say??? Im obsessed, lol, fo course everyone here is right?
I just don't understand why Octopus are one of the most unpopular animal's to have books, TV shows, and other commercially things sold.
Sharks, Rays, and other MORE POPULAR AND LIKED animals are always shown on TV, always have books about them, and have TONS of sold things.

So can anyone list any books that are greatbooks based on octopuses???
Thank you :smile:
 
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I found an excellent book in my school's library (probably only because the marine biology major is very popular here). it is Octopus: Physiology and Behavior of an Advanced Invertebrate by M.J. Wells

my library also supposedly has Octopus and Squid: The Soft Intelligence, but i have yet to find it where it should be.

Then of course, there's A World Guide to Cephalopods. I had to order this one online, but it's such a great book. 300- some odd pages, full color, more than just one picture for many species. 45 bucks or more but worth it.
 
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tonmo said:
Have you visited our Ceph Book Reviews?

:read:

Iv checked it, but it;s not so helpful.

and thank Fluffy, Im starting 2 get interested in that book that has 320 pages and is called "Cephalopods a world guide".
It's pretty new, 2000, and I might be lucky enough 2 find one.
I checked even in my school's library, and they have NOTHING, but marine biology and books based on EVERY animal in the ocean with TINY articles about the octopus.
Anyone else have any fantastic books to share that I would love 2 get?
Thank you.
 

tonmo

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Armstrong said:
Iv checked it, but it;s not so helpful.
Well, ok, so it's nothing to write home about... but it's something! Ok, we're working on it! :P

BTW, everyone, we're accepting book reviews from the community. Email me if you want to write a review...
 
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Hey Tonmo, I seriously think that "octopus and squid: The Soft Intelligence" is one of the BEST books based on Cephalopod biology. You should put THAT book up as one of the books u have on your site.
 

tonmo

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I don't disagree (although I understand it's a bit dated, and out of print). Write a good review for it, and I'll put it up! :smile:
 
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Iv heard a book called "The Phantom of the sea, the octopus"
Or something like that. Is that the same book??
Iv seen the book before and it;s kinda boring and only talks about basic info and giant squid catches.
 

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