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

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

By Yong, Ed

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  • Pub Date
    12 Jul 22

A grand tour through the hidden realms of animal senses that will transform the way you perceive the world-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of I Contain Multitudes. The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and taste...s, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world. This book welcomes us into a previously unfathomable dimension-the world as it is truly perceived by other animals. We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires, turtles that can track the Earth's magnetic fields, fish that fill rivers with electrical messages, and humans that wield sonar like bats. We discover that a crocodile's scaly face is as sensitive as a lover's fingertips, that the eyes of a giant squid evolved to see sparkling whales, that plants thrum with the inaudible songs of courting bugs, and that even simple scallops have complex vision. We learn what bees see in flowers, what songbirds hear in their tunes, and what dogs smell on the street. We listen to stories of pivotal discoveries in the field, while looking ahead at the many mysteries which lie unsolved. In An Immense World, author and acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of pressure that surround us. Because in order to understand our world we don't need to travel to other places; we need to see through other eyes.
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ISBN 9780593133231
Publisher Random House
Format Hardback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 Jul 2022

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ISBN-13 9780593133231
Stock Release date is 12 July 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 Jul 2022
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Inc
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Yong, Ed
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 826g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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