Monarchs of the Sea

by Danna Staaf | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1615197400 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Minerva101 of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 6/16/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Fabulous book that is highly readable with everything you never knew about cephalopods - seriously fascinating!
I am proud to have been the agent that found this book a home with The Experiment in New York. It was previously published as Squid Empire by a university press in the US.
About the book:
Before mammals, there were dinosaurs. And before dinosaurs, there were cephalopods.

Publisher's Note: Monarchs of the Sea was previously published in hardcover as Squid Empire.

Cephalopods, Earth's first truly substantial animals, are still among us: Their fascinating family tree features squid, octopuses, nautiluses, and more. The inventors of swimming, cephs presided over the sea for millions of years. But when fish evolved jaws, cephs had to step up their game (or end up on the menu). Some evolved defensive spines. Others abandoned their shells entirely, opening the floodgates for a tidal wave of innovation: masterful camouflage, fin-supplemented jet propulsion, and intelligence we've yet to fully measure. In Monarchs of the Sea, marine biologist Danna Staaf unspools how these otherworldly creatures once ruled the deep-and why they still captivate us today.

Journal Entry 2 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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