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The Soul of an Octopus

A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

By Sy Montgomery
9-minute read
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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

The Soul of an Octopus (2015) is about a fascinating sea creature that few people appreciate. Octopuses may appear like alien creatures, with their tentacles and suckers, but in fact, they are brilliant, intriguing creatures.

This is a Blinkist staff pick

“Before I read these blinks, I had no idea that octopuses were such intelligent creatures. Far from being simple, unthinking blobs, they are superb problem-solvers with unique personalities.”

– Thomas, English Editorial Lead at Blinkist

  • People who may fear octopuses
  • Biologists and zoologists
  • Anyone interested in the underwater world

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist who has traveled all over the world researching animals. She’s written over 20 nonfiction books for both children and adults, including the bestselling title, The Good Good Pig.

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