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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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. 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."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montgomery, Sy
Dewey number
594/.56
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL430.3.O2
LC item number
M66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Octopuses
  • Human-animal communication
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animal communication
  • Octopuses
  • Consciousness in animals
Target audience
adult
Label
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness, Sy Montgomery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451697728
Lccn
2014038751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911609718
  • (Sirsi) o911609718
  • (OCoLC)911609718
  • 951783
Label
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness, Sy Montgomery
Publication
Copyright
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451697728
Lccn
2014038751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911609718
  • (Sirsi) o911609718
  • (OCoLC)911609718
  • 951783

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