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, ...
Author: Roger Hanlon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Cephalopods are often misunderstood creatures. Three biologists set the record straight."—Science News 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.
Octopus, Squid, & Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans' Most Advanced Invertebrates. University of Chicago, 2018. ONLINE RESOURCES To learn more about invertebrates, please visit abdobooklinks.com or scan this QR code.
Author: Alyssa Krekelberg
This book examines Earth's invertebrates, highlighting a diverse selection of 22 notable species from around the world. A blend of narrative text, authoritative nonfiction content, fact boxes, and vivid photos bring these amazing invertebrates to life. Features include a glossary, online resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Octopus, Squid, & Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans' Most Advanced Invertebrates. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. Want to know more about animal adaptations? Check out these resources: PBS Nature Works: ...
Author: Meg Gaertner
Publisher: Capstone Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Do you love octopuses? Did you know that some copy other sea creatures? Read this book to learn about the mimic octopus's amazing adaptations.
... Mike Vecchione, Louise Allcock Octopus, Squid and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans' Most Advanced Invertebrates (University of Chicago Press, 2018) Danna Staaf Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods ...
Author: Dr Helen Scales
Publisher: Penguin UK
Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES - Why is it octopuses, and not octopi or octopodes? - How did octopuses evolve to be so clever? - How can octopuses see and speak with their skin? EXAMINE these crafty hunters of the seabed - shape-shifting, skin-signalling and using complex tools - their remarkable abilities are still being uncovered. BENDY BODIES, BIG BRAINS Written by celebrated marine biologist and documentarian Helen Scales, Octopuses is an enthralling introduction to these utterly unique creatures, the myths and fiction they have inspired, and what they can tell us about the roots of intelligence.
If you read Octopus, Squid and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Ocean's Most Advanced Invertebrates by Roger Hanlon, Louise Allcock et al. (as I do) you will discover that there are fifty-four recorded colour changes, ...
Author: John Ruthven
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Whale in the Living Room follows the thrilling adventures of award-winning wildlife documentary producer, John Ruthven, on a journey of discovery - by turns memorable, touching and often funny -that has helped the undersea world flow into countless living rooms to reveal many of our ocean's mysteries. John is the only producer to have worked on both Blue Planet and Blue Planet II, presented by David Attenborough, in total making nearly fifty ocean films, including episodes of Discovery Shark Week, expedition films for National Geographic and coral conservation documentaries for PBS. With innovative technology he has helped capture unique images of a sperm whale mother and calf, pictures of glowing creatures half a mile deep, and grey reef sharks hunting by the light of the moon. We swim with him through blue lagoons, dive into the abyss to encounter new life forms, and experience everything from the danger of getting lost at sea to the sadness of finding a starving whale with a fishing net caught in its mouth. Through each remarkable adventure, John gives insight into what we currently know about the ocean, and our whole blue planet, revealing that the sea really is the 'saltwater country' the Yolngu people of Australia know it to be - a place with as many unique destinations in water as on land. John's book also explores why we have remained largely blind to the pollution in our oceans until recently and charts how plastic 'went wild' in the sea, to understand how we might begin to clear up the mess.