Hello again... (Ceph book recomendation) | The Octopus News Magazine Online
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.

Hello again... (Ceph book recomendation)

Octomush

Vampyroteuthis
Registered
Joined
Sep 25, 2004
Messages
397
#1
Hi all! I havn't been on tonmo and well I'm back and here I am. And well in my abscence I have gained much insight in cephs. And now with my new found knowledge I'm back and determined to keep ANY ceph in captivity for at least a month. And then a squid. I also recently purchased a book at powells the largest bookstore in the world which had the sad collection of olny 3 ceph books, it is called Octopus and Squid The Soft Intelligence by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Diole. Even though it is pretty old all of the info is still pretty much the same as now. And I would recomend it to anyone intrested in cephs. After reading half of it I don't think I'll ever look at cephs the same. Well yeah... Ok later! :wink:
 

corw314

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 20, 2002
Messages
3,748
#3
I have this book!!! Back when my ceph addiction was in it's early stages, and this site didn't exist!!!
And welcome back!!!!

Carol
 

Scouse

Haliphron Atlanticus
Registered
Joined
Jul 24, 2003
Messages
525
#6
I ve got that book too!!!

Blindin, havin a wrestle with an octo twice the size of ya!!!! whats all that about!?!?!? :lol:
 

Melissa

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Supporter
Joined
Apr 3, 2003
Messages
1,137
#7
Welcome back, Octomush! I think I'm the only one who doesn't have this book. Your review may prompt me to find a copy.

Melissa
 

erich orser

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 29, 2004
Messages
1,632
#9
That's an amazing book! It was the first ceph-specific book I ever owned. Great photos, terrific illustrations, some typically questionable personal Cousteau anecdotes, and of course, that classic watercolour of the Vampyroteuthis! So long as we're on the classics, might I also recommend a book my parents bought for me at Scripps Institute when I was but a wee lad of eleven back in '81: Kingdom of the Octopus by Frank W. Lane. This was the first time I ever got to see photos of Dosidicus Gigas in action off Peru in the Humboldt Current. In Lane's boook, however, they go under the name Ommastrephes Gigas. As always, I apologize for any spelling/grammar mistakes.

Erich
 

Members online

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV: Terri
TONMOCON V: Jean
TONMOCON VI: Taollan
TONMOCON VII: ekocak

About the Monty Awards