Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid

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  1. ceph

    ceph Wonderpus Staff Member Moderator

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    New ceph book coming soon:

    Although it’s still two months before Kraken is published, excitement is building. Wendy has already been asked to speak at a wide variety of institutions, ranging from the Harvard Museum of Natural History to the National Aquarium and the Aquarium of the Pacific to Rhode Island’s premier outdoor club, RICKA. More on schedule and dates to come later.

    And early readers continue to be enthusiastic. The University of Colorado’s Marc Bekoff called Kraken engaging and informative, and Yale University’s Vince Pieribone said it was a “perfect blend of storytelling and science.” . . .

    More at: http://www.capewindbook.typepad.com/kraken/

    James
     
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    ceph Wonderpus Staff Member Moderator

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    Wendy would be a good person to consider for the next Tonmocon.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Stuck this - thanks James!
     
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    winglessgnome Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    This book looks really interesting! I can't wait for it to come out! I recently just bought my first ceph book. It's called Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligetn Invertebrate, by Jennifer A. Mather, Roland C. Anderson, and James B. Wood. I'm super excited about reading it, and I can't wait for this new book to come out so that I can add it to my collection :)
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I connected with Wendy and it sounds like she is up for a talk at TONMOCON IV :thumbsup:

    Thanks Dr. James for the connection!
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Thats very cool! Is there a way to preorder the book with TONMO?
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Thank you for the link.
     
  9. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I pre-ordered it. says it will be delivered March 4.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I wonder if I can convince Cupid to pre-order it for me, I'm over limit on my book expenditures for awhile.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Got my copy early today! Despite the fact that it lacks any pictures it looks like it has tons of great info!
     
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    The secret, sordid, sex lives of squid. Yes, squid! - Cape Cod Today (blog)


    The secret, sordid, sex lives of squid. Yes, squid!
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    [SIZE=-1]They've got nothing on squid. Cape Cod author Wendy Williams reveals this and more in her new book, KRAKEN: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid. Wendy is well known to us as the co-author, along with Bob Whitcomb, ...[/SIZE]
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I hope to start reading my copy this weekend :grin:
     
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    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Author Wendy Williams to share secrets of Kraken, monsters of the deep - SouthCoastTo

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    Author Wendy Williams to share secrets of Kraken, monsters of the deep
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    [SIZE=-1]NEW BEDFORD — For hundreds of years, squid — giant, colossal and otherwise — have been demonized as "Kraken," monsters of the deep. Even today, they remain largely mysterious, but scientists are gradually discovering some of their long-hidden ...[/SIZE]
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    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    New book discovers the story of squid - Monterey County Herald


    New book discovers the story of squid
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    [SIZE=-1]As the boat motored over to investigate, the birds scattered, and the researchers spotted the carcass of a giant squid, Architeuthis, floating on the surface. The animal was more than 25-feet long, and showed evidence of a shark attack. ...[/SIZE]
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    I am only about 1/4 of the way through the book but am delighted with its contents. Even though much of the basic cephalopod description and behavior will be known by most that keep cephalopods, Wendy Williams reveals the history behind discovering what we know. The research projects she sites bring in both historical discoveries work being done as of the printing. I am really enjoying the read.
     

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