Learning from the Octopus

'Learning from the Octopus' Book Cover"Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters and Disease" explores security challenges we face, and shows us how we might learn to respond more effectively to the unknown threats lurking in our future. The main premise of the book is that natural organisms have learned to thrive in an unpredictable and risk filled planet without having the power to plan, predict, or try to perfect themselves.

Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks,
Natural Disasters and Disease

By Rafe Sagarin
Published by Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group
2012

Following is a sample of the media coverage of this study:
AAAS News: Ecologist Rafe Sagarin: Applying Nature's Lessons to Modern Security Challenges
Book excerpt in The Week:  What we can learn from the Octopus
Huffington Post:  10 Lessons You Can Learn from Nature (PHOTOS)
Scientific American:  What Can an Octopus Teach Us About National Security? A Q&A with Ecologist Rafe Sagarin
Slate:  How Smart is the Octopus?
Stanford Magazine:  Tide Pools & Terrorists
Wired:  When Catastrophe Strikes, Emulate the Octopus

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Posted on March 29, 2012