Where We Meet the World: The Story of the Senses

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6.1 X 9.5 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Ashley Ward is a professor and director of the Animal Behaviour Lab at the University of Sydney, where he researches social behavior, learning, and communication in animals. His work has been published in top journals including PNAS, Biological Reviews, and Current Biology. The author of The Social Lives of Animals, he lives in Sydney.

"Absorbing, surprising and at times profound. After reading this, reality will never be quite the same."--Dave Goulson, author of Silent Earth
"It is nearly impossible to grasp what other animals smell, see, or feel. Ashley Ward's dive into the way we and other species interpret the surrounding world offers astonishing insights."--Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug
"This eye-opening pop-science treatise... rhapsodizes about the power of the senses. ... [Ward] packs in innumerable fascinating details... The science illuminates the complex processes through which creatures make sense of their surroundings, and the delivery benefits greatly from the author's stylish, evocative prose.... This will change how readers see the world."--Publishers Weekly
"Enjoyable popular science."--Kirkus
"a dazzling account of how we use sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell to navigate the world... The chapters on smell and taste showcase an eye for the extraordinary and a flair for explanation."--Anjana Ahuja, Financial Times
"illuminating and amusing" --The Mail on Sunday (UK)
"a wide-ranging and highly engaging read."--The Observer (UK)
"infectiously enthusiastic"--James McConnachie, Sunday Times (UK)
"a rollercoaster combination of science, cultural history, romance, philosophy and schoolboy humour."--Katy Guest, The Guardian (UK)
"[a] jaunty, reader-friendly tour of the senses."--Natalie Angier, The American Scholar