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

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An Immense World How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. The Earth is alive with sounds, vibrations, tastes, scents, and electric and magnetic fields. But every animal, including humans, experiences only a small portion of our vast environment since they are each imprisoned in their sensory bubbles.

An Immense World Ed Yong Book Summary

Ed Yong, a writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning scientific journalist guides us through An Immense World to push our perception of the world around us beyond what is possible with our own five senses.

We come across beetles attracted to fires, turtles that can track the Earth’s magnetic fields, fish that transmit electrical signals into rivers, and even people who use sonar-like bats. We learn that the scaled face of a crocodile is as sensitive as a lover’s fingertips, that a huge squid’s eyes have evolved to detect glittering whales, and that plants vibrate to the inaudible courtship songs of insects, and that even basic scallops have sophisticated eyesight.

We discover the things that songbirds hear in their songs, what bees see in flowers, and what dogs smell on the street. We hear accounts of important scientific advancements while anticipating the numerous unanswered questions.

About the Author : An Immense World Book

Ed Yong is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter who works for The Atlantic. He has received numerous awards from the publication, including the George Polk Award for science reporting. I Contain Multitudes, his debut novel, was a New York Times bestseller and recipient of several honors. The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times, Scientific American, and other publications have featured his work. Along with his wife, Liz Neeley, and their corgi, Typo, he resides in Washington, D.C.

Conclusion: An Immense World Book Review

An Immense World amazon. This book made me more aware of how we creatures on this planet view the world. The five senses we were taught about in school are only a small portion of the total number of senses.

While I had never heard of many of the ones the author discussed, I was aware of several of them. For instance, I was aware of echolocation and sonar, but what about animals that can detect magnetic fields? Anyone interested in the natural world should read this book, in my opinion.

 

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