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Kraken: the curious, exciting, and slightly disturbing, science of squid
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Published:
New York : Abrams Image, 2011, c2010.
Physical Desc:
223 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Status:
Belle Cooledge
594.58 W728 2010
Description

The enthralling examination of one of the most popular and most intriguing animals in the deep blue sea

The ocean is the last remaining source of profound mystery and discovery on Earth with eighty percent of it still largely unexplored; thus, it is of perennial fascination. In Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid, journalist Wendy Williams introduces one of the ocean’s most charismatic, monstrous, enigmatic, and curious inhabitants: the squid. More than just calamari, squid species are fascinatingly odd creatures, with much to teach us about our own species, not to mention the obsessive interest so many of us can't help but have for the enormous beast that is the giant squid, which is quick to attack sperm whales, and even submarines and boats. Williams also examines other equally enthralling cephalopods, including the octopus and the cuttlefish, and explores their otherworldly abilities, such as camouflage and bioluminescence. Kraken takes the reader on a wild ride through the world of squid science and adventure, along the way answering some riddles about how the human brain works, what intelligence really is, and what monsters lie in the deep. Wendy Williams weaves a rich narrative tapestry around her subject, drawing powerfully on the passions and discoveries of scientists, fisherman, and squid enthusiasts around the world.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-211), filmography (p. 212), and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Williams, W. (20112010). Kraken: the curious, exciting, and slightly disturbing, science of squid. New York, Abrams Image.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Williams, Wendy, 1950-. 20112010. Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing, Science of Squid. New York, Abrams Image.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Williams, Wendy, 1950-, Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing, Science of Squid. New York, Abrams Image, 20112010.

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Williams, Wendy. Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing, Science of Squid. New York, Abrams Image, 20112010.

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