The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field)

octopus-scientists

The Octopus Scientists by Sy Montgomery and Photographed by Keith Ellenbogen

Synopsis: With three hearts and blue blood, its gelatinous body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be an alien, an inhabitant of another world. It’s baggy, boneless body sprouts eight arms covered with thousands of suckers—suckers that can taste as well as feel. The octopus also has the powers of a superhero: it can shape-shift, change color, squirt ink, pour itself through the tiniest of openings, or jet away through the sea faster than a swimmer can follow.

But most intriguing of all, octopuses—classed as mollusks, like clams—are remarkably intelligent with quirky personalities. This book, an inquiry into the mind of an intelligent invertebrate, is also a foray into our own unexplored planet. These thinking, feeling creatures can help readers experience and understand our world (and perhaps even life itself) in a new way.

Published: May 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-0544232709 | Ages: 10-12 years

Author’s Homepage: http://symontgomery.com
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sytheauthor

Photographer’s Homepage: http://www.bluereef.com

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[Image Credit: http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/2/7/4/3/7/7/i/2/4/0/o/Sy_Montgomery.jpg ]

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