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

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Price
$30.00  $27.90
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.4 X 1.7 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593133231

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About the Author

Ed Yong is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer on the staff of The Atlantic, where he also won the George Polk Award for science reporting, among other honors. His first book, I Contain Multitudes, was a New York Times bestseller and won numerous awards. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times, Scientific American, and more. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Liz Neeley, and their corgi, Typo.

Reviews

"A thrilling tour of nonhuman perception . . . Nature's true wonders aren't limited to a remote wilderness or other sublime landscape. . . . There is as much grandeur in the soil of a backyard garden as there is in the canyons of Zion."--The New York Times

"A dazzling ride through the sensory world of astoundingly sophisticated creatures . . . It's Mr. Yong's task to expand our thinking, to rouse our sense of wonder, to help us feel humbled and exalted at the capabilities of our fellow inhabitants on Earth. . . . [A] deeply affectionate travelogue of animal sensory wonders."--The Wall Street Journal

"One of this year's finest works of narrative nonfiction . . . Yong's reporting is layered, seasoned with vivid scenes from laboratories and in the field, interviews with researchers across a spectrum of disciplines."--Oprah Daily

"I don't know how to put into words the awe I felt while reading this book--for the incredible sensory diversity of our planet, and for Ed Yong's talents."--Mary Roach, author of Stiff

"There is almost no writer I admire as much as I do Ed Yong. He's an extraordinary reporter and a writer of such grace that his work seems effortless. An Immense World is a journal of discovery and animal magic, and a sensory exploration that is a joy to read."--Susan Orlean, author of On Animals

"What would we do without Ed Yong? This book feels like a tremendous burst of oxygen, animating everything around us with life and color and texture and wonder at precisely the moment we all need it."--Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

"Equal parts science and poetry: Yong guides us through the magic of the animal kingdom in ways that have unlocked something inside of me I didn't know was there. I'll never look at our planet the same way again."--Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed

"Though we can't sense magnetic or electrical fields and have noses too blunt to see the world, this book gives us the next best thing: appreciation for those who can. Ed Yong expands our world as he lets us see into others'."--Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog

"Yong's writerly gifts offer us a thoughtful blend of whip-smart enchantments-dazzling revelation after revelation about animals and how they encounter the world. The breadth and depth of his knowledge is downright effervescent and exacting."--Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of World of Wonders

"A cornucopia of wonders--a fascinating reminder that most of what happens among life forms on Earth is beyond our ken."--David Quammen, author of The Tangled Tree

"Utterly surprising, like stepping into Alice in Wonderland . . . the perfect mixture of revelation, curiosity, science, beautiful prose, and buckets full of wonders."--Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature

"A whirlwind tour of animal perceptual abilities, this magnificent book challenges your imagination and fills you with wonder about the living world."--Frans de Waal, author of Different