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An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  A “thrilling” (The New York Occasions), “dazzling” (The Wall Road Journal) tour of the radically completely different ways in which animals understand the world that may fill you with marvel and endlessly alter your perspective, by Pulitzer Prize–successful science journalist Ed Yong“Certainly one of this 12 months’s best works of narrative nonfiction.”—Oprah DailyThe Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electrical and magnetic fields. However each sort of animal, together with people, is enclosed inside its personal distinctive sensory bubble, perceiving however a tiny sliver of our immense world.In An Immense World, Ed Yong coaxes us past the confines of our personal senses, permitting us to understand the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of stress that encompass us. We encounter beetles which are drawn to fires, turtles that may monitor the Earth’s magnetic fields, fish that fill rivers with electrical messages, and even people who wield sonar like bats. We uncover {that a} crocodile’s scaly face is as delicate as a lover’s fingertips, that the eyes of a large squid developed to see glowing whales, that crops thrum with the inaudible songs of courting bugs, and that even easy scallops have complicated imaginative and prescient. We be taught what bees see in flowers, what songbirds hear of their tunes, and what canines scent on the road. We hearken to tales of pivotal discoveries within the subject, whereas wanting forward on the many mysteries that stay unsolved.Humorous, rigorous, and suffused with the enjoyment of discovery, An Immense World takes us on what Marcel Proust referred to as “the one true voyage . . . to not go to unusual lands, however to own different eyes.”FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE