In The Soul of an Octopus: a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus--and the remarkable connections this astonishingly complex, spirited creature makes with humans. Sy has traveled far in pursuit of these wild, solitary, predatory mollusks. She has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities (that) show their cleverness in myriad ways...Scientists are watching octopuses solve problems and trying to decipher the meaning of their color-changing techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation and also tells a love story. The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.*
Kirkus called this book "a fascinating glimpse into an alien consciousness"
We are also circulating copies of Sy's The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans, a children's book about the only tigers in the world that live in a mangrove swamp and routinely hunt people. About three hundred people a year are killed along the Bay of Bengal, between the countries of India and Bangladesh, and no one knows why....
*From the book jacket