The Soul of an Octopus

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on ...

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501161148

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.” —New Statesman, UK “One of the best science books of the year.” —Science Friday, NPR Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.

The Soul of an Octopus

The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination.

Author: Poonam Patel

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Page: 60

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The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends-from the giant octopus attack in 20,000.Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities.

Octopus

The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination.

Author: James Myers

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 52

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The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends-from the giant octopus attack in 20,000.Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities.

Octopuses One to Ten

OCTOPUS TREATS Oreo Octopuses Use oreo cookies for the head and body
and Healthy Octopus Make modeling dough gummy ... The Soul of an Octopus: A
Surprising /exhibits/giant-octopus Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness.

Author: Ellen Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148143182X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 246

"A fascinating counting journey through the amazing and mysterious world of octopuses"--

Inky s Amazing Escape

Montgomery seamlessly incorporates interesting facts about octopuses into the narrative.” —Booklist Learn all about Inky the Octopus, an international sensation known for escaping from the New Zealand aquarium in April 2016, in this ...

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 1534480447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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“Montgomery’s expertise and the gorgeous illustrations make this a fine purchase for libraries serving early elementary students.” —School Library Journal “The mixed-media illustrations make good use of dynamic spreads, color, and texture—perfect for a book on a master of camouflage. Montgomery seamlessly incorporates interesting facts about octopuses into the narrative.” —Booklist Learn all about Inky the Octopus, an international sensation known for escaping from the New Zealand aquarium in April 2016, in this fascinating picture book from National Book Award nominee and octopus expert Sy Montgomery. Inky had been at the New Zealand aquarium since 2014 after being taken in by a fisherman who found him at sea. Inky had been getting used to his new environment, but the staff quickly figured out that he had to be kept amused or he would get bored. Then one night in 2016 Inky, about the size of a basketball, decided he’d had enough. He slithered eight feet across the floor and down a drainpipe more than 160 feet long to his home in the sea. Acclaimed author Sy Montogmery reminds readers that Inky didn’t escape—but instead, like the curious animal he is, wanted to explore the rest of the vast ocean he called his home.

Spell of the Tiger

From the author of The Soul of an Octopus and bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, a book that earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time, Spell of the Tiger brings readers to the Sundarbans, ...

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581464

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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From the author of The Soul of an Octopus and bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, a book that earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time, Spell of the Tiger brings readers to the Sundarbans, a vast tangle of mangrove swamp and tidal delta that lies between India and Bangladesh. It is the only spot on earth where tigers routinely eat people—swimming silently behind small boats at night to drag away fishermen, snatching honey collectors and woodcutters from the forest. But, unlike in other parts of Asia where tigers are rapidly being hunted to extinction, tigers in the Sundarbans are revered. With the skill of a naturalist and the spirit of a mystic, Montgomery reveals the delicate balance of Sundarbans life, explores the mix of worship and fear that offers tigers unique protection there, and unlocks some surprising answers about why people at risk of becoming prey might consider their predator a god.

Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Bible and Culture

3.324 ) In opposition to both the atomists and Plato , the Stoics offered a different
image of the soul . I will conclude with this metaphor ; and it is perhaps the most
strange . The Stoics compared the soul to an octopus ( Aetius , SVF 2.827 ) .

Author: Hans Dieter Betz

Publisher: Duke University Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 452

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Love Agnes

Agnes has a beak that can crush bones and arms and stretch wide as a car—but that doesn't make her a monster!

Author: Irene Latham

Publisher: Millbrook Press ™

ISBN: 1541537890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 348

Agnes has a beak that can crush bones and arms and stretch wide as a car—but that doesn't make her a monster! After she comes across a postcard, Agnes, a giant Pacific octopus, strikes up a correspondence with various other creatures below—and above—the waves. Readers will delight in this unlikely introduction to the octopus life cycle.

Partitioning the Soul

The reasons for treating the five senses as parts of the soul in the robust sense of
the octopus model are sound –the actual pneumatic pathways are patent to even
cursory anatomical investigations: the ear canal, the optic nerve, the nasal ...

Author: Klaus Corcilius

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110376989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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Does the soul have parts? What kind of parts? And how do all the parts make together a whole? Many ancient, medieval and early modern philosophers discussed these questions, thus providing a mereological analysis of the soul. Their starting point was a simple observation: we tend to describe the soul of human beings by referring to different types of activities (perceiving, imagining, thinking, etc.). Each type of activity seems to be produced by a special part of the soul. But how can a simple, undivided soul have parts? Classical thinkers gave radically different answers to this question. While some claimed that there are indeed parts, thus assigning an internal complexity to the soul, others emphasized that there can only be a plurality of functions that should not be conflated with a plurality of parts. The eleven chapters reconstruct and critically examine these answers. They make clear that the metaphysical structure of the soul was a crucial issue for ancient, medieval and early modern philosophers.

Moralia

Hence the octopus beats a retreat to the land and , grasping small rocks , is a
sign of an imminent gale , while the ... Fear is an event in the soul of the octopus ;
the change of colour is a bodily change ; the pneuma set in motion by the soul ...

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45-120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought, studious and learned. Plutarch wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair, one Greek figure and one similar Roman), though the last four lives are single. All are invaluable sources of our knowledge of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen, soldiers and orators. Plutarch's many other varied extant works, about 60 in number, are known as Moralia or Moral Essays. They are of high literary value, besides being of great use to people interested in philosophy, ethics and religion. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Moralia is in fifteen volumes, volume XIII having two parts.

Plutarch s Moralia On the malice of Herodotus Cuases of natural phenomena

Hence the octopus beats a retreat to the land and , grasping small rocks , is a
sign of an imminent gale , while the ... Fear is an event in the soul of the octopus ;
the change of colour is a bodily change ; the pneuma set in motion by the soul ...

Author: Plutarch

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Hence the octopus beats a retreat to the land and , grasping small rocks , is a
sign of an imminent gale , while the ... Fear is an event in the soul of the octopus ;
the change of colour is a bodily change ; the pneuma set in motion by the soul ...

Author: Plutarch

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Category: Ethics

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"Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45-120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought, studious and learned.Plutarch wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair, one Greek figure and one similar Roman), though the last four lives are single. All are invaluable sources of our knowledge of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen, soldiers and orators. Plutarch's many other varied extant works, about 60 in number, are known as Moralia or Moral Essays. They are of high literary value, besides being of great use to people interested in philosophy, ethics and religion.The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Moralia is in fifteen volumes, volume XIII having two parts."--

The Octopus

For this love's sake they had come into the world, and the mingling of their lives
was to be the Perfect Life, the intended, ordained union of the soul of man with
the soul of woman, indissoluble, harmonious as music, beautiful beyond all
thought ...

Author: Frank Norris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146324

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019

Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 1328519007

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Page: 384

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Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. New York Times best-selling author of How to Be a Good Creature, The Soul of an Octopus, The Good Good Pig, and more, Sy Montgomery, selects the year's top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity, and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

The Animal Lover s Guide to Changing the World

"This book belongs on every animal lover's shelf—and it's a particularly great gift for young people who are on fire to save animals but are unsure where to start.

Author: Stephanie Feldstein

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250153263

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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"This book belongs on every animal lover's shelf—and it's a particularly great gift for young people who are on fire to save animals but are unsure where to start. Hooray!!" —Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig and The Soul of an Octopus The Animal Lover's Guide to Changing the World is the inspiring, accessible, and empowering book for everyone who loves animals and wants to live a more animal-friendly life, even if they aren’t ready to join a movement or give up bacon. With more than 7.5 billion people on the planet, wildlife is going extinct at the fastest rate since the dinosaurs. Three to four million dogs and cats are killed in shelters every year; billions of chickens, pigs, and cows are killed for food; and countless animals are killed in research labs or their habitat. The numbers are daunting, but there’s good news too! Even one person truly can make a difference without breaking the bank. With Stephanie Feldstein's straightforward and encouraging guidance, readers will learn how to take action to create a better world for the animals we love. It starts with changes as simple as taking a shorter shower, skipping meat once a week, wearing "this" not "that," and extends all the way to online activism and politics. The animals need us; so let's get on with some world changing!

The Educational Octopus

... on earth as much the will of Heaven As may by man be done , despite the
leaven Of mortal mould that with the soul doth blend . So ever have the highest
natures thriven In faith and hope to work out some good end , Worthy the
Christian ...

Author: Gleason Leonard Archer

Publisher:

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Category: Law schools

Page: 283

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The Banking Octopus the Silver Question

... soul a genial and Christlike ferment spreads , regenerates the heart and now
adorns the mind . Before such a spirit the iron grasp of combination , the devilish
clutch of avarace weakens , unloosens itself ; the tentacles of the Octopus wither
 ...

Author: F. M. Fogg

Publisher:

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Category: Bimetallism

Page: 224

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Voltrex the Two headed Octopus

... Shamani the Raging Flame L 57, Lusior the Acid Dart II SS, Woltrex the Two-
Headed Octopus | 59. ... Wedra or Krimūn; Twin Beasis of Avantia Spiros the
Ghost Phoenix Arax the Soul Siedler L. Kragos or Kildor: The Two-Headed
Dermon II ...

Author: Adam Blade

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408326981

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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The Good Beast Sepron is in danger! Malvel has sent Voltrex -­ a hideous Octopus-Beast to kill him. If Sepron dies, Malvel will be closer to conquering Avantia. Tom must dash to Sepron's rescue before it's too late!

A Concordance to the Poems of Marianne Moore

5 AN OCTOPUS 149 OR A HABIT INFUSED , TO WHICH THE SOUL HAS BEEN
PERSUADED , AN OCTOPUS 151 THE SOUL TO BE STRONG ? HE 95 WHAT
ARE YEARS 10 THAT COMES INTO AND STEADIES MY SOUL . " 120 THE ...

Author: Marianne Moore

Publisher: Haskell House Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 526

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This is a Haskell House original publication. A complete computer-generated guide to Marianne Moore's great poems. "All libraries should purchase this work." LIBRARY JOURNAL

Search for the Golden Moon Bear

Documents the author's quest to discover the Southeast Asia golden moon bear, describing her team's encounters with dangerous elements, profiling her subject, and sharing excerpts from folklore and natural history.

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580638

Category: Nature

Page: 321

View: 883

Documents the author's quest to discover the Southeast Asia golden moon bear, describing her team's encounters with dangerous elements, profiling her subject, and sharing excerpts from folklore and natural history.