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An immense world : how animal senses reveal the hidden realms around us  Cover Image Book Book

An immense world : how animal senses reveal the hidden realms around us / Ed Yong.

Yong, Ed, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0593133234 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593133231 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593133231
  • ISBN: 0593133234
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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 but a tiny sliver of an immense world.This book welcomes us into a previously unfathomable dimension-the world as it is truly perceived by other animals. We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires (and fireworks), songbirds that can see the Earth's magnetic fields, and brainless jellyfish that nonetheless have complex eyes. We discover that a crocodile's scaly face is as sensitive as a lover's fingertips, that the eyes of a giant squid evolved to see sparkling whales, and that even fingernail-sized spiders can make out the craters of the moon. We meet people with unusual senses, from women who can make out extra colors to blind individuals who can navigate using reflected echoes like bats. Yong tells the stories of pivotal discoveries in the field, and also looks ahead at the many mysteries which lie unsolved"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Senses and sensation.
Animal behavior.

Available copies

  • 10 of 34 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 8 current holds with 34 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW 591.5 YONG (Text) 32544072714891 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Brookfield Library 591.5/YONG (Text) 34029150690351 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/16/2022
Burnham Library - Bridgewater ON ORDER (Text) BL3231 Workroom, Please ask for assistance On order -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown On Order (Text) acq1186213 Acquisitions On order -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 591.5 You (Text) 33180148090559 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/11/2022
Deep River Public Library 591.5 Yong (Text) 36039153314170 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Derby Neck Library 591.5 YON (Text) 34046152828623 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron 591.5 YON (Text) 33400150654484 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Easton Public Library On Order (Text) acq1187370 Acquisitions On order -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW 591.5 YONG (Text) 34026152453507 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/17/2022
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