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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 (2020) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v229 #2 February (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Yong, Edmund Soon-Weng
Data de nascimento
1981-12-17
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Malaysia (birth)
Local de nascimento
Malaysia
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Washington, DC, USA
Educação
University of Cambridge
University College London
Ocupações
science journalist
Organizações
The Atlantic
Prémios e menções honrosas
Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting
Agente
Will Francis

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Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer. [from Evolution of Your Body (2015)]

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Virtually every species experiences the world in a unique way, in most cases a very different from the way humans experience it. Ed Yong gives us countless examples of this in his eye-opening 2022 book “An Immense World.”

Each species has the sensory perception it needs to survive and reproduce. If it doesn't need to see, because it lives where there is no light, then it is blind. Orher animals need strong vision. Some may need a powerful sense of smell or a powerful sense of hearing. Others have senses human beings can only imagine, such dolphins, which can use sonar to detect buried objects, and bumblebees, which can sense the electric fields of flowers.

Yong offers up one jaw-dropping natural science fact after another. Mice sing, though our ears cannot hear it. Catfish are, in effect, "swimming tongues" because of their ability to taste with their entire bodies. Some insects can hear with virtually every part of their bodies.

Yong points out that earlier scientists have been dead wrong time and again about what animals can sense. Fish don't feel pain, for example. Well, yes they do. But if earlier scientists can be wrong, so can the scientists represented here. If any of them are wrong, however, chances are the real truth is even more amazing than the amazing information gathered here.
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hardlyhardy | 38 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2024 |
such an interesting book. Easy to read except for a few chapters that were very drawn out in scientific terms. Learned so much .
 
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MorrisonLibrary21512 | 38 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2024 |
An Immense World provides an absolutely fascinating look at the world around us. As a biologist, I had no difficultly following the ‘science’ within the book but found it difficult to concentrate on reading without putting the book down to learn more information online! My fellow book club members (without science backgrounds) had more difficulty with the technical details, but still loved reading this.
 
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dinahmine | 38 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2024 |
I listened to this book but I'm a little sorry I took that medium. There was so much information about animal senses and I think I would have retained more if I had read a print version. Regardless, it is a very comprehensive look at how animals differ from humans and from other animals when it comes to how they perceive the world. The reasearch that went into this book must have been extensive. Highly recommended.
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gypsysmom | 38 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |

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