Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

Nancy

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I just received my pre-ordered copy of Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate by Jennifer A. Mather, Roalnd C. Anderson, and our own TONMO.com staff member, James B. Wood. Congratulatioins to James and the other authors!

This is a nice looking book, 208 pages long with a 32-page color photo section in the center. Subtitled “A Natural History”, the book is organized in this way:

Preface
Acknowledgements

Introduction: Meet the Octopus
In the Egg
Driftingt and Settling
Making a Living
In the Den
Getting Around
Appearances
Not Getting Eaten
Personalities
Intelligence
Sex at Last
The Rest of the Group
Postscript: Keeping a Captive Octopus

References
Index

There's a section on keeping a captive octopus. TONMO.com is mentioned among helpful internet chat groups.

I’ve just had time to read bits of various chapters – interesting, seems to be written for the general public, lots of anecdotes in side bars, (small articles inside larger ones). Looks like Tonmo members would enjoy reading this.

Nancy
 

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I got my copy of Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate yesterday too and am half way through. So far I am enjoying the read and the laymen biology lesson. Since I am about to experience an egg hatching, I wish there was more on successful hatchling raising but for most readers this section is beneficial just to understand the process.
 

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I just got mine, too. :read: it looks great so far, kudos to the authors!
 

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Made this sticky and tweeted it - thanks Nancy! Congrats Dr. James and your co-authors!

Roy - uh-oh - sounds like a good catch, but that's too bad! Downside of print... :rolleyes:
 

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