"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.
Natural Disasters and Disease
By Rafe Sagarin
Published by Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group
Following is a sample of the media coverage of this study:
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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