Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea (Paperback)

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A pleasant, chatty book on afascinating subject. Kirkus Reviews
Octopuses have been captivating humans foras long as we have been catching them. Yetfor all of our ancient fascination and modernresearch, we still have not been able to get afirm grasp on these enigmatic creatures.


Katherine Harmon Courage dives into themystifying underwater world of the octopusand reports on her research around the world.She reveals, for instance, that the oldest knownoctopus lived before the first dinosaurs; thattwo thirds of an octopus's brain capacity isspread throughout its arms, meaning eachliterally has a mind of its own; and that itcan change colors within milliseconds tocamouflage itself, yet appears to be colorblind.

About the Author


Katherine Harmon Courageis an award-winning journalist, currently acontributing editor for Scientific American. This isher first book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617230141
ISBN-10: 1617230146
Publisher: Current
Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English