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

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"A pleasant, chatty book on a fascinating subject." -- Kirkus Reviews

Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Yet for all of our ancient fascination and modern research, we still have not been able to get a firm grasp on these enigmatic creatures.

Katherine Harmon Courage dives into the mystifying underwater world of the octopus and reports on her research around the world. She reveals, for instance, that the oldest known octopus lived before the first dinosaurs; that two thirds of an octopus's brain capacity is spread throughout its arms, meaning each literally has a mind of its own; and that it can change colors within milliseconds to camouflage itself, yet appears to be colorblind.

About the Author

Katherine Harmon Courage is an award-winning journalist, currently a contributing editor for Scientific American. This is her 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