an illustrated octopus

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

by Sy Montgomery Author

In this fascinating book from naturalist Sy Montgomery, discover the hidden lives of octopi from all over the world. Montgomery has traveled from New England aquariums to French Polynesian reefs and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visiting octopi who can escape enclosures, jet water to bounce balls, and perform tricks to get food. While scientists have begun to recognize the intelligence of various animals, from dogs and cats to birds and chimpanzees, it was not until recently that scientists began to take note of the extraordinary smarts of the octopus. Montgomery writes about her various octopus friends with brilliant insight, compassion, and a profound sense of wonder. Any lover of nature and of animals will get a kick out of The Soul of an Octopus.