Octopuses: A Ladybird Expert Book

Octopuses: A Ladybird Expert Book

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- 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.


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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 118 x 179 x 9mm | 128g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718189094
  • 9780718189099
  • 65,083

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The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. * Shiny New Books *
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About Helen Scales

Dr Helen Scales is a marine biologist, writer and broadcaster. When she's not on or beneath the waves, she writes and talks about the connections between people, science and the living world. Among her BBC radio documentaries she's explored the dream of living underwater and searched for the perfect wave. She teaches at Cambridge University and advises the charity Sea Changers to help safeguard the UK's marine life. Her books include 11 Explorations into Life on Earth about the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and the Guardian bestseller and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Spirals in Time.
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