Books Sy Montgomery Books by Sy Montgomery Sy Montgomery has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Sy Montgomery Dieter Hawlan/iStockphoto 13.7: Cosmos And Culture In 'Soul Of An Octopus,' An Invertebrate Steals Our Hearts June 25, 2015 A new book delves deeply, and emotionally, into the intelligence of octopuses. Giving it a rave review, anthropologist Barbara J. King says it may be time to offer captive octopuses their freedom. Making a List Bounty for the Nature Nut November 29, 2005 A rain barrel is rather tough to wrap, so if you're looking to give nature nut and All Things Considered commentator Julie Zickefoose a gift, here's a list of books and music. Summer Reading: Kids Excerpt: 'The Tarantula Scientist' June 14, 2005 This latest book in the "Scientists in the Field" series, recommended for fourth through sixth grades, explores how and why researchers study the biggest and hairiest spiders on Earth, taking readers from the rainforests of French Guiana to a tarantula-filled laboratory.