The Soul of An Octopus

The Soul of An Octopus

A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

Audiobook CD - 2015
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In this astonishing book from the author of the best selling 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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HighBridge, 2015.
ISBN: 9781622316168
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD 594.56 MONTGOME
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (9 hr. 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
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[Read a non-fiction book on a topic you don't know much about] This audiobook is narrated by the author, and she does a great job of communicating her awe of these great creatures. Before starting, I knew pretty much nothing about octopuses and I have learned SO MUCH in a short period of time. (... Read More »

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Mar 10, 2019

Perhaps the reviewer who rated it 3 stars "expecting" more science, etc. should have the back cover, or read Library Journal's review stating, "This intimate and spiritual work relates Montgomery's (Quest for the Tree Kangaroo) experiences communing with octopuses in aquariums and in the wild." Another hint: books with "the Soul of" are usually not focused on science. It's sad and wrong to rate an orange 3 stars for not being an apple.

Jul 15, 2015

Got this book expecting science on consciousness, intelligence, or instinct. Found instead a memoir / travelogue, with occasional anecdotes about the octopus. Yes, I learned a few things, and the audio book was read by the author. The octopus really is quite alien from us, with neurons in their arms (which can go on living after the death of the head), and I was really hoping to read some new insights about this fascinating species. Less anecdotes, more science.


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