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

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

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The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness
Title
The soul of an octopus
Title remainder
a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Sy Montgomery
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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DLC
Dewey number
594.56
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness
Label
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness, Sy Montgomery
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Athena : encountering the mind of a mollusk -- Octavia : this shouldn't be happening : tasting, pain, seeing dreams -- Kali : the fellowship of the fishes -- Eggs : beginning, ending, and shape-shifting -- Transformation : the art of breathing in the ocean -- Exit : freedom, desire, and escape -- Karma : choice, destiny, and love -- Consciousness : to think, to feel, to know
Control code
883148118
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451697711
Lccn
2014038751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883148118
Label
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness, Sy Montgomery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Athena : encountering the mind of a mollusk -- Octavia : this shouldn't be happening : tasting, pain, seeing dreams -- Kali : the fellowship of the fishes -- Eggs : beginning, ending, and shape-shifting -- Transformation : the art of breathing in the ocean -- Exit : freedom, desire, and escape -- Karma : choice, destiny, and love -- Consciousness : to think, to feel, to know
Control code
883148118
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451697711
Lccn
2014038751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883148118

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