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book, Katherine Harmon Courage makes this creature a little less mysterious, but no less marvelous.”
—CARL ZIMMER, author of A Planet of Viruses and The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution
“What is it like to be an octopus? We need to imagine that our arms, all eight of them, can think and that our skin can see. Despite our obvious trouble understanding this invertebrate, no one doubts its intellect. A delightful book about a fascinating creature!”
—FRANS DE WAAL, author of The Bonobo and the Atheist
“According to this book, octopuses can sprout temporary horns. Horns! Seriously, you need to read this book.”
—WILL TRACY, editor in chief, The Onion
Octopus! suffers from a fatal misjudgment of its own target audience, somehow confusing people who want to read a book about an animal with people who want to eat that animal. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jennifer Grey
The first couple chapters on eating octopus nearly did me in. I really didn't care. The rest of the book - with the exception of a really pointless chapter about octopus arms and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by KDeRoo
Not recommended. I am keenly interested in octopuses but won't continue reading this disappointing book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ashley B Harrison
This was a truly fascinating and informative book!
The style is a mix between a memoir and a documentary. Read more
It may tell some readers more about octopuses than they care to know but it's just right for me. I'm an aquarium guide.Published 8 months ago by Dwight F. Davis
Another book with no reviews! Where are the readers? This is a good read on an intriguing creature, full of surprising information and written in a lively and witty manner (in a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by lyndonbrecht
Considering the fascinating nature of the subject, I was annoyed by the author's focus on the commercial fishing and consumption of these cephalopods. Read morePublished 9 months ago by John S. Varner