The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery Hardcover, 261 pages; 2015
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Naturalist and delightful storyteller Sy Montgomery views the extremely intelligent and mysteriously alien octopus as "a portal" leading to "a new way of thinking about thinking, of imagining what other minds might be like." The Soul of an Octopus delves into the otherworldly existence of this amazing animal "with three hearts, a brain that wraps around its throat, and a covering of slime instead of hair." Animal-lovers will be dazzled by the biological details, intrigued by the philosophical musings, and moved by the emotional impact of this fascinating memoir recounting Montgomery's stint as the "official 'Octopus Observer'" (she even had a badge!) at the New England Aquarium. (CH)

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