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The soul of an octopus : a joyful exploration into the wonder of consciousness, Sy Montgomery

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The soul of an octopus : a joyful exploration into the wonder of consciousness
Title
The soul of an octopus
Title remainder
a joyful exploration into the wonder of consciousness
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Sy Montgomery
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus--a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature--and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect," about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters. Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways: endless trickery to escape enclosures and get food; jetting water playfully to bounce objects like balls; and evading caretakers by using a scoop net as a trampoline and running around the floor on eight arms. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a being know anything? And what sort of thoughts could it think? The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation of the octopus, but also tells a love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds"--
  • "An investigation of the emotional and physical world of the octopus"--
Summary
Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways: endless trickery to escape enclosures and get food; jetting water playfully to bounce objects like balls; and evading caretakers by using a scoop net as a trampoline and running around the floor on eight arms. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a being know anything? And what sort of thoughts could it think? The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2015
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10427984
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TEFOD
Dewey number
594/.56
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness
Label
The soul of an octopus : a joyful exploration into the wonder of consciousness, Sy Montgomery
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2844571
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocn906830415
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501161148
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
  • 984537CC-9CA9-40D8-A89C-84B1C817B086
  • 526DBCA2-5B79-4265-ABE4-9C6B23B46BB4
System control number
(OCoLC)906830415
Label
The soul of an octopus : a joyful exploration into the wonder of consciousness, Sy Montgomery
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2844571
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn906830415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501161148
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 984537CC-9CA9-40D8-A89C-84B1C817B086
  • 526DBCA2-5B79-4265-ABE4-9C6B23B46BB4
System control number
(OCoLC)906830415

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