Books are getting rarer and books on Cephalopods are especially few and far between. It’s a good thing then that the new cephalopod book of the day seems to be a huge pile of information on so many different aspects of cephalopods in general.
The new book entitled Advances in Cephalopod Science: Biology, Ecology, Cultivation and Fisheries is volume 67 in the Advances in Marine Biology series and is edited by Erica Vidal and Michael Lesser. Like other compendiums of its kind, Advances in Cephalopod Science comprises many different submissions by researchers across all aspects of the fields of cephalopod research.
The 400-plus pages of Advances in Cephalopod Science is divided into four basic sections including Cephalopod Culture, Population Dynamics, the study of Deep Sea Cephalopods and finally, the role of habitat, environment, functional morphology and behavior. If you couldn’t guess this hefty cephalopod book is not an aquarium book, it’s a scientific and research volume with a treasure trove of very detailed information that will likely only appeal to serious ceph-nerds, and their fellow researchers.
This ultimate textbook on all things cephalopods is available both in print or as an ebook on Elsevier for $150 each, or $240 for both the analog and digital editions.