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OTHER MINDS - THE OCTOPUS AND THE EVOLUTION OF INTELLIGENT LIFE (Second hand copy)

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OTHER MINDS:

THE OCTOPUS AND THE EVOLUTION OF INTELLIGENT LIFE

By Peter Godfrey-Smith

Paperback (Second hand copy in mint condition) (Published 2016)

  

The Royal Society Science Book Prize 2017 - Shortlist

'Brilliant' Guardian

  

What if intelligent life on Earth evolved not once, but twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter?

  

Other Minds tells a new story of how nature became aware of itself - a story that largely occurs in the ocean, where animals first appeared. Tracking the mind's development from unruly clumps of seaborne cells to the first evolved nervous systems in ancient relatives of jellyfish, it explores the incredible evolutionary journey of the cephalopods. But what kind of intelligence do cephalopods possess? How did the octopus, a solitary creature with little social life, become so smart? What is it like to have eight tentacles that are so packed with neurons that they virtually ‘think for themselves’?

  

By tracing the question of inner life back to its roots and comparing human beings with our most remarkable animal relatives, Godfrey-Smith casts new light on the octopus mind – and on our own.

 
Published by Collins in 2016. Paperback. 255 pages. Second hand copy in very good, unused, condition. Eight pages of colour photographs.
  
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Size: 20 x 13 centimetres
Weight: 277 grams

PRICE: £4.00
OTHER MINDS - THE OCTOPUS AND THE EVOLUTION OF INTELLIGENT LIFE (Second hand copy)