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Download Super Suckers: The Giant Pacific Octopus and Other Cephalopods of the Pacific Coast epub

by Neil McDaniel,James A. Cosgrove




Is there a more bizarre-looking animal in the sea than the octopus? A baggy, boneless body surmounted by a pair of soulless eyes and fleshy horns. Eight snake-like arms with hundreds of suction cups, a stubby funnel projecting like a left-over piece of fire hose... not to mention its three hearts and blue blood. The word cuddly doesn't spring to mind when contemplating these creatures but all are superbly mobile and beguilingly clever.This book is the culmination of more than forty years of undersea photography and study of the most impressive octopus on the Pacific coast, the giant Pacific octopus. This fascinating monster of the deep--the largest known octopus species in the world--is a master of disguise that can mimic not only the colour but also the texture of its surroundings. It can alter its shape so effectively that small specimens have escaped captivity by slithering down aquarium filter pipes. Wet, cold and slimy, it hunts and pulls apart hardshell crabs. Normally shy, it may interact with divers it comes to recognize. It can learn how to pry open a food container and remember the technique for the next feeding.Groundbreaking research and previously unpublished biological behaviours are presented along with octopus legends, anecdotes from aquarists and divers and colour photographs of the giant Pacific octopus and other cephalopods found along the Pacific coast, including the Humboldt squid and ruby octopus.
Download Super Suckers: The Giant Pacific Octopus and Other Cephalopods of the Pacific Coast epub
ISBN: 1550174665
ISBN13: 978-1550174663
Category: Science
Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
Author: Neil McDaniel,James A. Cosgrove
Language: English
Publisher: Harbour; 1 edition (March 6, 2009)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1846 kb
FB2 size: 1629 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 937
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Tiainar
Very good book about giant Pacific octopuses (read the book to see why it is not octopo). Lots of excellent information and photos. Only negative is the book's layout is a bit funky.
Rishason
LIBRO MUY INTERESANTE EN EL DESARROLLO DESCRIPTIVO.
FOTOS EN COLOR ACTUALES Y DE ARCHIVO MUY APROPIADAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DESCRIPTIVO.
SE PODRÍA HABER REALIZADO UN ENCAJE EN PÁGINA MEJOR DE LAS FOTOS, YA QUE AL COMPA'-
TIRSE EN DOS PAGINAS SE PIERDE LA VISION DE LA FOTO.
DESCRIPTIVA MUY INTERESANTE Y MÁS QUE SUFICIENTE PARA AQUELLOS QUE BUSQUEN EXPLICACION
CIENTÍFICA,SEAN AFICIONADOS O MERAMENTE CURIOSOS DEL TEMA.
LIBRO RECOMENDADO PARA LOS AMANTES DEL MAR Y EN ESPECIAL DE LOS CEFALOPODOS.
Andromathris
I am enjoying this book very much. It is clearly written with lots of pictures and does an excellent job of relating the facts about the Giant Pacific Octopus as well as other cephalopods. I have recomended it to many friends.