Popular Nonfiction

The following is a list of popular nonfiction books about cephalopods (listed by Author). This section is under construction. If you have suggestions of books to add, please let us know.

Anderson, RC, Mathers, JA. 2010. Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate. Portland, OR, USA: Timber Press. ISBN-10: 1604695005

Bello, G. 2017. Polpo di scena. Bari, Italy: Adda Editore. ISBN: 9788867172993 [In Italian]

Charles River Editors. 2017. Sea Monsters: A History of Creatures from the Haunted Deep in Legend and Lore. CA, USA: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, On-Demand Publishing. ISBN-10: 154467533X

Cosgrove, JA, McDaniel, NG. 2009. Super Suckers: The Giant Pacific Octopus and Other Cephalopods of the Pacific Coast. British Columbia, CA: Harbour Publishing, Pender Harbour. ISBN-10: 1550174665

Courage, KH. 2013. Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea. London, England, UK: Current, Penguin Publishing Group. ISBN-10: 0698137671

Cousteau, J, Diolé, P. 1973. Octopus and Squid: The Soft Intelligence. New York, NY, USA: Doubleday. ISBN-10: 0385068964

Ellis, R. 2012. The Little Blue-Eyed Vampire from Hell: The Amazing World of the Vampire Squid. New York, NY, USA: Open Road Media. ISBN-10: 1453264876

Ellis, R. 2006. Singing Whales and Flying Squid: The Discovery Of Marine Life. MD, USA: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN-10: 1461748968

Ellis, R. 1998. The Search for the Giant Squid. Guilford, CT, USA: Lyons Press. ISBN-10: 0140286764

Ellis, R. 1994. Monsters Of The Sea: The History, Natural History, and Mythology of the Oceans’ Most Fantastic Creatures. New York, NY, USA: Knopf Doubleday. ISBN-10: 1585742589

Godfrey-Smith, P. 2016. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Sea Origins of Consciousness. New York, NY, USA: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, MacMillan. ISBN-10: 0374712808

Hanlon, R., Vecchione, M., & Allcock, L. 2018. Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans’ Most Advanced Invertebrates. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press. ISBN-10: 022645956X

Montgomery, S. 2015. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. New York, NY, USA: Simon & Schuster, Inc. ISBN-10: 1501161148

Prager, E. 2011. Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter. IL, USA: University of Chicago Press. ISBN-10: 0226678733

Staaf, D. 2017. Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods. Lebanon, NH, USA: ForeEdge, University Press New England. ISBN-10: 1512601284

Scales, H. 2015. Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells. New York, NY, USA: Bloomsbury USA. ISBN-10: 1472911377

Williams, W. 2011. Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid. New York, NY, USA: Harry N. Abrams. ISBN-10: 1613120850