Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing by Wendy Williams

By Wendy Williams

Kraken is the conventional identify for immense sea monsters, and this ebook introduces essentially the most charismatic, enigmatic, and curious population of the ocean: the squid. The pages take the reader on a wild narrative journey throughout the global of squid technological know-how and experience, alongside the way in which addressing a few riddles approximately what intelligence is, and what monsters lie within the deep. as well as squid, either gigantic and another way, Kraken examines different both enchanting cephalopods, together with the octopus and the cuttlefish, and explores their otherworldly talents, comparable to camouflage and bioluminescence. available and exciting, Kraken is additionally the 1st great quantity at the topic in additional than a decade and a needs to for enthusiasts of renowned science.

Praise for KRAKEN: The Curious, interesting, and a bit tense technological know-how of Squid 

"Williams writes with a deft, supple hand as she surveys those spindly, outstanding beasts and their international. She reminds us that the recognized international may be significantly higher than within the days of the bestiary-makers, yet there's nonetheless room for ask yourself and strangeness."
-Los Angeles

"Williams's account of squid, octopuses, and different cephalopods abounds with either old legend and glossy science." 

"[Exposes squid's] eerie similarities to the human species, all the way down to eye constitution and the all-important mind cellphone, the neuron." 
-New York Post 

"just the correct mix of heritage and science" 
-ForeWord Reviews

"Kraken is an interesting and expansive biography of a creature that sparks our mind's eye and stimulates our interest. It's an ideal mix of storytelling and science." 
-Vincent Pieribone, writer of Aglow within the Dark

KRAKEN extracts natural pleasure, highbrow excitement, and deep ask yourself from the main not likely of places--squid. it truly is challenging to learn Wendy Williams's luminous account and never suppose the joys of discovery of the definitely profound connections we proportion with squid and all different dwelling issues on the earth. With wit, ardour, and talent as a storyteller, Williams has given us a stunning window into our global and ourselves. --Neil Shubin, writer of the nationwide bestseller "Your internal Fish

Wendy William's KRAKEN weaves vignettes of news approximately ancient encounters with squid and octopus, with tales of today's scientists who're captivated through those animals. Her compelling e-book has the ability to alter your world-view approximately those creatures of the ocean, whereas telling the gripping, totally understandable tale of the ways that those animals have replaced human clinical heritage. --Mark J. Spalding, President, the sea Foundation

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However, the measurement using conductivity is more precise, and therefore, this method is currently used. Salinity determines a number of properties of water. The carbonate system is also important for determining the composition of water. Carbonate speciation and the solubility of carbon dioxide depend on pH. An increase in the carbon dioxide concentration in the air will lead to an increase in the amount of carbonate in the water, which may cause a decrease in pH. This process is discussed further in Sect.

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