I have always been fascinated by undersea life - it's mysterious, beautiful, dangerous and sometimes creepy. So when I was given the opportunity to review, Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams I was all for it.
This book is a fascinating look at all things squid and how they relate to us as humans - they aren't only a source of food and sport, but scientists are discovering ways the squid will be beneficial to human disease -squid are being used to find cures for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, to develop new antibiotics and boost the health of babies born by C-Section.
For more information on Kraken check out; http://capewindbook.typepad.com/kraken/
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About the Author
Wendy Williams’s writing has appeared on the front pages of the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Baltimore Sun. She’s also written for the New York Times, Parade Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Science. Williams is the coauthor of Cape Wind, which was named one of 2007’s ten best environmental books by Booklist and one of the year’s best science books by Library Journal. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.