Amazing book, but definitely not for the lightweight reader. There are few fanciful tales, but if you are an armchair scientist/biologist you will feast on cover to cover facts, descriptions and details. Ocotpus – The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate has three authors. Jennifer Mather grew up in Victoria; she lends a profound voice to the book that leaves no doubt….she owns the subject. James Wood is associated with the Aquarium of the Pacific and is webmaster of The Cephalopod Page, and Roland Anderson is a former biologist at the Seattle Aquarium. The strong Northwest connection adds even more substance to this comprehensive natural history. Especially, if you have seen the Giant Pacific Octopus up close.
Here is a book you can wrap all eight arms around. Plenty of local connections, even a local (Portland, Ore.) publisher. The octopus world is science fiction right at your swimstep. Dare to be enlightened and amazed; discover a new universe……read it.