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by John B. Messenger,Roger T. Hanlon

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Finally a book which describes cephalopod behaviour and not just neurobiology. Great content in an easy to read manner.

Finally a book which describes cephalopod behaviour and not just neurobiology. Good pictures & behavour photos and a large section of references.

CEPHALOPOD BEHAVIOUR by. Roger T. Hanlon and John B. Messenger Cambridge University Press, Cambridge . Messenger Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 232, 50,- GBP. ISBN 0 521 420B3 0. Cephalopods are considered as being aroong the roost mysterious and phantastic living creatures of our planet. The book can be re-commended to neuroscientists dealing with comparative neurobiology and/or neuroethology as well as to readers lecturing neuroscience at both lower and higher university levels.

Cephalopod Behaviour Roger T. Hanlon,J. John B. Messenger is a Zoologist interested in sensory physiology and the neural bases of animal behaviour. degli Studi di Napoli and the University of Sheffield, and has studied living cephalopods in several marine stations, including Banyuls-sur-Mer, Ine (Japan), Naples, Plymouth and Woods Hole.

Roger T. Hanlon is a Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and . Hanlon is a Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, Rhode Island.

Cephalopod Behaviour. Hanlon, Roger T. Naud, MarieJosé Forsythe, John W. Hall, Karina Watson, Anya C. and McKechnie, Joy 2007. Cephalopod Behaviour. Hanlon, John B. Messenger. Online ISBN: 9780511843600

Cephalopod Behaviour. Adaptable Night Camouflage by Cuttlefish. The American Naturalist, Vol. 169, Issue. Online ISBN: 9780511843600.

a b Messenger, John . (1998). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-64583-6. Hanlon and Messenger, 68. ^ Mäthger, . Roberts, . Hanlon, R. (2010). Evidence for distributed light sensing in the skin of cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis".

It adopts a comparative approach to causation, function, development and evolution as it explores cephalopod behavior in natural habitats and the laboratory. Each of the 11 chapters will be explained and illustrated in this presentation.

Cephalopod Behaviour book. Cephalopods - cuttlefish, octopuses and squid - are successful. Cephalopods - cuttlefish, octopuses and squid - are successful predators living throughout the world's seas. Their success is due largely to their advanced senses, large brains and complex behavior. This is the first book to summarize what is known of their behavior in the sea as well as the laboratory.

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There are about 700 species of cephalopods (including the cuttlefishes, squids, octopods, and the chambered nautilus) living throughout the seas of the world. They are considered to be the most highly evolved marine invertebrates and possess elaborate sense organs, large brains and complex behavior. This book examines such behavior, summarizing field and laboratory data from a wide variety of sources in the first comprehensive account of the life of cephalopods in their natural habitats. This book surveys the way cephalopods find prey and escape predators, how they reproduce, how they learn, and how they communicate using complex body patterns. Throughout, the volume emphasizes the gaps in our knowledge in the hope of stimulating more biologists to study these beautiful and fascinating animals. Researchers in animal behavior, marine biology, and neuroscience will find the subject matter especially appealing.

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The good news – the actual manuscript writing is excellent, informative, and enjoyable to read. The authors are able to combine their knowledge with a high level of enthusiasm that results in a wonderful, informative read for an interested layperson or scientist from another specialty.

The *bad* news, and get ready, because it is really bad – the print quality of the published book is awful. There are NO color photographs in the book. The black and white drawings in the book are almost universally fuzzy and washed-out in appearance, in contrast to the sharp printed words on the page (and in contrast to the sharp figures one sees in the online previews on Amazon and on Google Preview). Where there was a colored plate in previous editions (between pp. 70 and 71), a black and white photo is presented, along with the guidance that a color version of the photo is available at a web address that leads to the book’s “for sale” page at Cambridge University Press. However, no where on the web page for the book at Cambridge University Press is there any link to any photos or to any errata (more on that below). But never fear, Cambridge has also included a line in their book that they have “no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URL’s” referred to in this book. So, apparently, it seems to me that they will always make sure they can sell you a copy, but they aren’t going to do anything to ensure the quality of the book.

Interestingly enough, when I went to the Cambridge website and saw the info for the book, it stated that there are 8 colored photographs in the book. Since that is no longer true, one would think they would remove that from the informational page for the book, but so far, they haven’t.

Although one might suspect the fact that the book is published on demand may have something to do with both the poor quality of the black and white figures, and the lack of color plates, I have ordered plenty of books that have been published on demand by other companies that showed no signs of poor quality. In fact, the scientific books I purchase from Springer are always of top quality. I shall continue to purchase books from Springer.

My final criticism: One would think that in a scientific book, some ongoing collection of errata would be a good idea. If the book is published on demand, one imagines that (gasp!) errors could even be fixed! Well, you can give up all hope on that belief, because there is a whole, entire figure missing (Figure 3.2) that I can’t find anywhere in the book, and should be hard to miss, since the authors refer to “Fig. 3.2” parts a through q , so it must have about 17 or so sub-figures. In any event, in addition to the NON-appearance of the promised color photos on the Cambridge website, there is also a total lack of any errata. (Edit: Upon further reflection, I would guess that Fig. 3.2 might also have been a color plate as well, that was removed. However, this seems worse, that they would remove something integral to the book, and not refer to it and/or not make a version available on the web. So I’m going to go with the idea that it was just an oversight/erratum).

If I was the author of a fine book such as this, and I saw how little interest the publisher had in presenting and maintaining the book, I would ask for the copyright back and see if a publisher such as Dover would be interested in publishing it.
If you are as fascinated with squid as Professor Sean is, this book will keep you awake for days! This textbook covers nearly every aspect of cephalopod behavior and the underlying neurophysiological basis. Topics include color change, feeding and foraging, defense, reproduction, communication, learning, and ecology. What's perhaps most striking is how well Hanlon and Messenger explain things. This is a highly readable and fascinating account of these most amazing organisms. This is truly a must-have reference for anyone interested in cephalpods.
This book really isn't for everyone. Only the seriously interested in cephalopods should attempt to read it. But if you are interested in cephs and you have a good scientific background, there's a ton of interesting information in here. These are fascinating animals and the more you know about them, the more fascinating they are. Who knew that nautilus have 90 tentacles? Who knew that along with their obvious chromatophores, cephalopods also have reflecting cells and all kinds of interesting bioluminescence? But how do they really communicate? Are they as smart as they seem? There is so much that isn't known! At least according to this book that was last updated in 2002. Makes me wonder how much new information is available.
The best basic allround book on the subject Cephalopoda. Most books about the Phyla are writen from a neurological aspect, but this one differs. I goes into the complex behaviour of the smartest animals to use gills. I doesn't plunge into the dephts of scientific jargon but stays at a level that most layman understand and any biology undergraduate student should understand. Every chapter ends with a tip about futher studies and serves to water a students interest.
A well written - highly informative - book for those who want to know more about the fascinating cephalopods. Easy to understand even if you are not a marine biologist. I own over 450 books related to the marine environment and this is definitely among the top ten.
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This is a great book for researchers or natural history fans. Finally a book which describes cephalopod behaviour and not just neurobiology. Great content in an easy to read manner. Good pictures & behavour photos and a large section of references.
Cephalopod Behaviour download epub
Biological Sciences
Author: John B. Messenger,Roger T. Hanlon
ISBN: 0521420830
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 28, 1996)
Pages: 248 pages