An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us (THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER)
**SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**
**NEW YORK TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, OBSERVER, ECONOMIST, PROSPECT, GUARDIAN, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT and SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022**
**Winner of 2023 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction**
Enter a new dimension - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals.
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 an immense world. This book welcomes us into previously unfathomable dimensions - 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 plants thrum with the inaudible songs of courting bugs, and that even simple scallops have complex vision.
Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the threads of scent, waves of electromagnetism and pulses of pressure that surround us. Because in order to understand our world we need to see through other eyes.
'Yong's colourful, character-filled writing reveals a multidimensional world that has hitherto remained hidden to us' Guardian, Books of the Year 2022
'An Immense World... manages to be both a celebration of our species' genius for observation while also revealing how narrow and partial is our "sense" of things.' Mark Cocker, New Statesman Books of the Year 2022
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