RaveThe Financial TimesIn his entrancing and profound Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life, Godfrey-Smith takes us on a philosophical journey of a quite unique kind, for its backdrop is the sea. We accompany the author, an avid diver and admirable writer, as he explores the lives of the cephalopods and the origins of consciousness.
RaveThe Financial Times... [a] thrilling, brilliant, bonkers account ... Being a Beast is a strange kind of masterpiece: the song of a satyr, perhaps, or nature writing as extreme sport. Foster marks out the distance between us and the beasts in a way that helps sharpen their boundaries and ours — and ours are not always where we think.