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An Immense World (Paperback)Ed Yong (author)
A revelatory tour of the animal kingdom through the sensory properties of a wide variety of creatures, Yong's game-changing volume features courting insects, electrical fish, the astonishing eyesight of giant squid and much, much more.
Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for July 2023
Winner of the Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize 2023
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
This is our world, as you've never seen it before.
The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving only a tiny sliver of this world.
In An Immense World, Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, welcoming us into previously unfathomable dimensions - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals. Showing us that in order to understand our world we don't need to travel to other places; we need to see through other eyes.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
'Immersive and mind-blowing.' - Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees
'A book that prompts awe at the world around us.' - The Sunday Times
'Suffused with magic.' - Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Song of the Cell
'Magnificent.' - The Guardian
'A delight... it prompts a radical rethink about the limits of what we know - what the world is, even. It is quite a book. And, I felt, putting it down, quite a world' - The Sunday Times
'Full of extraordinary discoveries... an encyclopaedic, rigorously researched journey... recasts the world in breath-taking, bewildering immensity' - Daily Telegraph
'A magic well of surprising, enlightening discoveries about the sensory worlds of other species... a brilliant book, marvellous and mesmerizing' - Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds
'I love this book. Reading it is a delightful sensory experience... I truly enjoyed Yong's adventures in Wonderland!' - Gaia Vince, author of Transcendence
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“Fascinating and informative”
A wonderful insight into the life of animals and their experience of the world. I would recommend this book to anyone who has more than a passing interest in the living creatures on this planet. Just enough... More
“Simply fascinating - our senses are rather impoverished!”
WOW - Ed Yong, author and science journalist, takes us on a tour of senses and how the animal kingdom widely has developed and used senses. The introductory chapter got my attention very well. The idea of a room... More
“A fascinating explanation of the worlds of animals via their senses”
My thanks to Random House U.K. Vintage Bodley Head for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘An Immense World’ by Ed Yong.
This book’s subtitle is ‘How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us’. It was chosen as BBC... More
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