The Octopus Scientists by Sy Montgomery audiobook

The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk

By Sy Montgomery
Read by Sy Montgomery

HarperAudio 9780358569749

The Scientists in the Field Series

2.37 Hours 1
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Part of the award-winning Scientists in the Field series, The Octopus Scientists takes listeners to the waters off of Moorea, Tahiti, to study the mind of the mollusk. Follow scientists as they uncover the secrets of its advanced intelligence and learn what these thinking, feeling creatures have to teach us about the oceans, its animals, and ourselves. With three hearts and blue blood, its body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be an inhabitant of another world. The octopus also has the powers of a superhero: it can shape shift, change color, squirt ink, pour itself through the tiniest of openings, or jet away through the sea faster than a swimmer. Most intriguing of all is that octopuses are remarkably intelligent. This book, an inquiry into the mind of an intelligent invertebrate, is also a foray into our unexplored planet. These thinking, feeling creatures can help readers experience and understand our world—and even life itself—in a new way.

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Summary

Part of the award-winning Scientists in the Field series, The Octopus Scientists takes listeners to the waters off of Moorea, Tahiti, to study the mind of the mollusk. Follow scientists as they uncover the secrets of its advanced intelligence and learn what these thinking, feeling creatures have to teach us about the oceans, its animals, and ourselves.

With three hearts and blue blood, its body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be an inhabitant of another world. The octopus also has the powers of a superhero: it can shape shift, change color, squirt ink, pour itself through the tiniest of openings, or jet away through the sea faster than a swimmer.

Most intriguing of all is that octopuses are remarkably intelligent. This book, an inquiry into the mind of an intelligent invertebrate, is also a foray into our unexplored planet. These thinking, feeling creatures can help readers experience and understand our world—and even life itself—in a new way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Chapters of action, with smoothly integrated explanatory background, are interspersed with informative passages about octopuses, the field station, and coral reefs...Science in the field at its best." Kirkus (starred review)
“Endlessly fascinating.” Booklist (starred review)
“Montgomery describes all aspects of life in the field, including the personalities and quirks of the scientists and the joys of working in a beautiful tropical locale.” Horn Book Magazine
“Through sharply crafted text, Montgomery shares her enthusiasm with readers…Another enticing entry in a series devoted to highlighting enthusiastic scientists hard at work in the fields they love.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“The reliably informative and entertaining Montgomery is off on another Scientists in the Field adventure.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Literature

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Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and How to Be a Good Creature, a New York Times bestseller. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 2.37
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English