Many Things Under a Rock

Many Things Under a Rock: The Mysteries of Octopuses

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Hardback Published on: 06/07/2023
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What is it like to be an octopus? The octopus is a highly intelligent and deeply mysterious creature. It can change colour as quickly as it can move, 'think' with its tentacles and communicate in sophisticated ways. Marine biologist David Scheel's lifelong preoccupation with these animals has led to a career of groundbreaking research, from finding previously unknown species to the discovery of signaling communication. In Many Things Under a Rock, Scheel shares his deep scientific understanding of octopuses and recounts his intrepid adventures with these mysterious, charismatic creatures. He investigates four major mysteries about octopuses: what can we know about such elusive and camouflaged creatures? Why are they so extraordinarily resilient? How do their bodies work? And what kind of relationships do they have? In unravelling these mysteries, Dr Scheel shows octopuses to be complex emotional beings and reveals what they can teach us about ourselves.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529392609
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 570g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 34 mm

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Many Things Under a Rock
A fascinating account of the natural history of octopuses
My thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Many Things Under a Rock: The Mysteries of Octopuses’ by David Scheel. For some years I have... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
Many Things Under a Rock
A great exploration of octopuses
David Scheel has spent decades researching octopuses, and he has distilled his knowledge and experience into this carefully- and lovingly-written book. M... READ MORE
Chantal Lyons