作者 Montgomery, Sy
書名 The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness / Sy Montgomery
出版項 New York : Atria Books, c2015
版本項 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  QL430.3.O2 M788 2015    30020100837998  在架上
稽核項 261 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
內容 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
附註 "In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling 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. 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. Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways: endless trickery to escape enclosures and get food; jetting water playfully to bounce objects like balls; and evading caretakers by using a scoop net as a trampoline and running around the floor on eight arms. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a being know anything? And what sort of thoughts could it think? 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. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation of the octopus, but also tells a love story. 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"-- Provided by publisher
"An investigation of the emotional and physical world of the octopus"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Octopuses -- Behavior
國際標準書號 9781451697711 (hbk.) : US$26.00
9781451697742 (ebk.)