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Collection: Adult Nonfiction
Call Number: 591.5
Author: Yong, Ed
Title: An immense world
Remainder of title: how animal senses reveal the hidden realms around us /
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 0593133234
International Standard Book Number: 9780593133231
: electronic book
: hardcover
: hardcover
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593133248
System control number: (OCoLC)on1277281449
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: QP431
Item number: .Y66 2022
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Ed Yong.
Title proper/short title: How animal senses reveal the hidden realms around us
Edition statement: First edition
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Random House LLC
Date of publication: 2022
: New York :
: Random House,
: [2022]
Extent: 449 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :
Other physical details: illustrations (chiefly color)
Dimensions: 25 cm
: rdacontent
: rdacontent
: still image
: text
: sti
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-429) and index.
Formatted contents note: The only true voyage -- Leaking sacks of chemicals : smells and tastes -- Endless ways of seeing : light -- Rurple, grurple, yurple : color -- The unwanted sense : pain -- So cool : heat -- A rough sense : contact and flow -- The rippling ground : surface vibrations -- All ears : sound -- A silent world shouts back : echoes -- Living batteries : electric fields -- They know the way : magnetic fields -- Every window at once : uniting the senses -- Save the quiet, preserve the dark : threatened sensescapes.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Feniman
Purchase price: 30.00
Subject: Senses and sensation.
Subject: Animal behavior
Subject: Physiology.
Subject: Neurosciences
Main entry heading: Yong, Ed.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Random House, 2022
Display text: Online version:
Title: Immense world
Record control number: (DLC) 2021046049
International Standard Book Number: 9780593133248
: Purchase
: 20210719
: Filed under FY22 RRS
: 357317
: Alibris
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: hh21 2022-07-19 On Order for the 2022 National Book Festival
: rl12 2021-12-13
: rl02 2022-07-26 z-processor
: rl12 2021-12-13 (TW Situational) to Dewey
: rl02 2022-07-26 to Loan Division
: xm08 2021-12-21 TW situational

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