Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea

Katherine Harmon Courage

Verlag: Current, 2013
ISBN 10: 1591845270 / ISBN 13: 9781591845270
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Inhaltsangabe: -A pleasant, chatty book on a fascinating subject.- -- Kirkus Reviews
Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Yet for all of our ancient fascination and modern research, we still have not been able to get a firm grasp on these enigmatic creatures.


Katherine Harmon Courage dives into the mystifying underwater world of the octopus and reports on her research around the world. She reveals, for instance, that the oldest known octopus lived before the first dinosaurs; that two thirds of an octopus's brain capacity is spread throughout its arms, meaning each literally has a mind of its own; and that it can change colors within milliseconds to camouflage itself, yet appears to be colorblind.

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Titel: Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the...
Verlag: Current
Erscheinungsdatum: 2013
Einband: Hard Cover
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Buchbeschreibung New York, 2013. Octopuses have been around for 300 million years, surfacing in ancient mythology and various cuisines and currently living the world over in an array of several hundred species that are, to our mammalian eyes, strange, even alien. [Katherine Harmon] Courage, an associate editor of Scientific American, gamely explores the bustling realm of the octopus. She endures seasickness off the coast of Spain while watching two fishermen haul up hundreds of octopuses, adding to the 50,000 tons caught and consumed each year. She follows the tentacle trail to Brooklyn, Puerto Rico, and Greece. But the most fascinating chapters in this entertaining and eye-opening inquiry are Courage's laboratory visits with scientists who are in awe of the 'smartest invertebrate' on the planet. With their three hearts, regenerating arms, remarkable musculature, and superhero powers, octopuses can radically change shape, size, texture, and color. Underwater genies of disguise, they are well-armed and adept at escape. Scientists are eager to learn how these startlingly intelligent and dexterous marine creatures perform their miraculous transformations, and readers will look forward to more of Courage's jauntily elucidating dispatches. ### 238 Seiten, , Altpreis: 28,00. Artikel-Nr. 978-1-59184-527-0

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