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Author Hanlon, Roger T., author.

Title Octopus, squid & cuttlefish : a visual, scientific guide to the oceans' most advanced invertebrates / Roger Hanlon, Mike Vecchione, Louise Allcock.

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  594.56 H195o 2018    New Books Axe 1st Floor  Available
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Description 224 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 221) and index.
Contents Cephalopod anatomy -- Phylogeny and evolution -- Peculiar lifestyles -- Behavior, cognition and intelligence -- Cephalopods and humans.
Summary "Largely shell-less relatives of clams and snails, the marine mollusks in the class Cephalopoda--Greek for head-foot --are colorful creatures of many-armed dexterity, often inky self-defense, and highly evolved cognition. They are capable of learning, of retaining information--and of rapid decision-making to avoid predators and find prey. They have eyes and senses rivaling those of vertebrates like birds and fishes, they morph texture and body shape, and they change color faster than a chameleon. In short, they captivate us. From the long-armed mimic octopus--able to imitate the appearance of swimming flounders and soles--to the aptly named flamboyant cuttlefish, whose undulating waves of color rival the graphic displays of any LCD screen, there are more than seven hundred species of cephalopod. Featuring a selection of species profiles, Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish reveals the evolution, anatomy, life history, behaviors, and relationships of these spellbinding animals. Their existence proves that intelligence can develop in very different ways: not only are cephalopods unusually large-brained invertebrates, they also carry two-thirds of their neurons in their arms. A treasure trove of scientific fact and visual explanation, this worldwide illustrated guide to cephalopods offers a comprehensive review of these fascinating and mysterious underwater invertebrates--from the lone hunting of the octopus, to the social squid, and the prismatic skin signaling of the cuttlefish." --Publisher description.
Subject Octopuses.
Cephalopoda. (OCoLC)fst00850890
Cuttlefish. (OCoLC)fst00885698
Octopuses. (OCoLC)fst01043842
Squids. (OCoLC)fst01131136
Genre/Form Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Added Author Vecchione, Michael, author.
Allcock, Louise, author.
Added Title Octopus, squid and cuttlefish
ISBN 022645956X (cloth)
9780226459561 (cloth)
9780226459738 (e-book)
Standard No. 40028725723

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