Monarchs of the Sea

by Danna Staaf (Author)
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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.
 

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Publication date
September 15, 2020
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ISBN
9781615197415
Paper ISBN
9781615197408
File size
28 MB