Booklist calls Octopus! “entertaining and eyeopening”

Booklist gave Octopus! a great early review! It will be in their October 15 issue--out tomorrow! "Octopuses have been around for 300 million years, surfacing in ancient mythology and various cuisines and currently living the world over in an array of several hundred species that are, to our mammalian eyes, strange, even alien. Courage, an associate editor of Scientific …

Octopus! Review in Kirkus

Octopus! got another nice pre-publication review--this time from Kirkus Reviews! It will be in their October issue and is already up online: "Scientific American associate editor Courage explains why the octopus has been beguiling humans for millennia, making an appearance in 'creation myths, art, and, of course, cuisine.' A gourmet treat in Mediterranean countries and found in abundance …

“Recommended” review in Library Journal for Octopus!

Octopus! got a "Recommended" review in this month's Library Journal! Check it out: "Courage (contributing editor, Scientific American) conveys the many attractions and fascinating features of the octopus as she investigates its anatomy, physiology, reproduction, food hunting, and life cycle. Related to squids, cuttlefish, snails, slugs, and oysters, octopuses live all over the world, in shallow water …

Awesome early blurbs for Octopus!

Octopus! has already received some kind early words from: Carl Zimmer, New York Times science writer and author of A Planet of Viruses and The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution:  "The octopus is like an alternate experiment in intelligent life--sophisticated, alluring, and wholly alien. In her fresh, deeply-reported book, Katherine Harmon Courage makes this creature a little less …