An Immense World review: A powerful look at animals’ inner lives

Pulitzer prize-winning author Ed Yong invites readers on a tour of animals’ sensory worlds to better understand their lives in his fascinating new book says Anna Demming

Life 6 July 2022

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Human activity often adversely affects animals, from a wasp to this sawfish in its ocean habitat

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An Immense World

Ed Yong

Bodley Head

THERE was a time when Qualia the octopus would have been as game as any of her kind to show off her famed party trick of unscrewing a jar to get at the tasty crab inside. Not any more, although she is still capable of doing it and her appetite for crabs remains. So what’s up?

To understand the behaviour of Qualia and myriad other animals, Pulitzer prize-winning …

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