Richard Schweid is an author and journalist from Nashville, Tennessee who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He has published eight books, including Eel in Reaktion's Animal series.
"Schweid delivers the abundance of information in Octopus in
a clear and concise style, and his text is accompanied by dozens of
color illustrations, including beautiful photographs of the animals
and an array of images from art and folklore. The book is an
enjoyable and compact guide to one of nature's more peculiar
-- "Chapter 16"