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Environmental Book Discussion: THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS

Wed, April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS

Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team in discussing Sy Montgomery's THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS. If the weather is nice, we will meet at Earthplace!

Another New York Times bestseller from the author of THE GOOD GOOD PIG, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.

This is a virtual event, please register to participate. If the weather is accommodating, you will receive an email with details to meet at Earthplace. 

Copies of the book are available at the Westport Library.

Read a review from NPR or The Guardian 

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Wed, April 28
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