The Octopus Scientists by Sy Montgomery audiobook

The Octopus Scientists

By Sy Montgomery

HMH Adult Audio, HMH Young Readers Audio 9780358569749

The Scientists in the Field Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/21/2021

    ISBN: 9780358639688

  • Available on 12/21/2021

    ISBN: 9798200736836

  • Available on 12/21/2021

    ISBN: 9798200736843

Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

With three hearts and blue blood, its gelatinous body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be an alien, an inhabitant of another world. It’s baggy, boneless body sprouts eight arms covered with thousands of suckers—suckers that can taste as well as feel. 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 can follow.
        But most intriguing of all, octopuses—classed as mollusks, like clams—are remarkably intelligent with quirky personalities. This book, an inquiry into the mind of an intelligent invertebrate, is also a foray into our own unexplored planet. These thinking, feeling creatures can help readers experience and understand our world (and perhaps 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...Amazing photographs reveal the octopuses' remarkable shape-changing abilities and help readers visualize this experience. 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. Abundant stunningly clear underwater photographs highlight the colorful details of a range of marine species."—Horn Book Magazine * "Through sharply crafted text, Montgomery shares her enthusiasm with readers, and Ellenbogen's vibrant color photos allow a crystalline window into a very special environment...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  

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Author

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, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English