Octopus, squid & cuttlefish : a visual, scientific guide to the oceans' most advanced invertebrates (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Octopus, squid & cuttlefish : a visual, scientific guide to the oceans' most advanced invertebrates

Author: Roger T Hanlon; Michael Vecchione; Louise Allcock
Publisher: Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: illustrated books
Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger T Hanlon; Michael Vecchione; Louise Allcock
ISBN: 022645956X 9780226459561
OCLC Number: 1028885696
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Cephalopod anatomy --
Phylogeny and evolution --
Peculiar lifestyles --
Behavior, cognition and intelligence --
Cephalopods and humans.
Other Titles: Octopus, squid and cuttlefish
Responsibility: Roger Hanlon, Mike Vecchione, Louise Allcock.

Abstract:

"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.

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