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Other Minds The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

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ISBN-10: 0374537194

ISBN-13: 9780374537197

Edition: 2016

Authors: Peter Godfrey-Smith

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Named a Top Ten Science Book of Fall 2016 by Publishers Weekly Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes. How is it that a creature with such gifts evolved through an evolutionary lineage so radically distant from our own? What does it mean that evolution built…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English