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The Resource Sentient : how animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses, Jackie Higgins

Sentient : how animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses, Jackie Higgins

Label
Sentient : how animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses
Title
Sentient
Title remainder
how animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses
Statement of responsibility
Jackie Higgins
Title variation
How animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Analyzes the incredible sensory capabilities of thirteen animals, including the cheetah, orb-weaving spider, and harlequin mantis shrimp, that hold the key to better understanding how humans make sense of the world around them
  • "Perfect for fans of The Soul of an Octopus and The Genius of Birds, this 'revelatory book' (Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author) explores how we process the world around us through the lens of the incredible sensory capabilities of thirteen animals, revealing that we are not limited to merely five senses. There is a scientific revolution stirring in the field of human perception. Research has shown that the extraordinary sensory powers of our animal friends can help us better understand the same powers that lie dormant within us. From the harlequin mantis shrimp with its ability to see a vast range of colors, to the bloodhound and its hundreds of millions of scent receptors; from the orb-weaving spider whose eyes recognize not only space but time, to the cheetah whose ears are responsible for its perfect agility, these astonishing animals hold the key to better understanding how we make sense of the world around us. 'An appealingly written, enlightening, and sometimes eerie journey into the extraordinary possibilities for the human senses' (Kirkus Reviews, starred), Sentient will change the way you look at humanity." --
Assigning source
description from publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgins, Jackie
Dewey number
  • 573.8/7
  • 612.8
  • 590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL945
  • QP431
LC item number
  • .H54 2021
  • .H53 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Perception in animals
  • Senses and sensation
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Senses and sensation
  • Perception
  • Orientation (Psychology)
  • Perception in animals
Summary URI
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Sentient/Jackie-Higgins/9781982156558
Target audience
adult
Label
Sentient : how animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses, Jackie Higgins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2021 by Picador"--Title page verso
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The peacock mantis shrimp and our sense of color -- The spookfish and our dark vision -- The great gray owl and our sense of hearing -- The star-nosed mole and our sense of touch -- The common vampire bat and our senses of pleasure and pain -- The Goliath catfish and our sense of taste -- The bloodhound and our sense of smell -- The giant peacock of the night and our sense of desire -- The cheetah and our sense of balance -- The trashline orbweaver and our sense of time -- The Bar-tailed godwit and our sense of direction -- The common octopus and our sense of body -- The duck-billed platypus: an afterword
Control code
on1259049492
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9781982156558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1259049492
Label
Sentient : how animals illuminate the wonder of our human senses, Jackie Higgins
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2021 by Picador"--Title page verso
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The peacock mantis shrimp and our sense of color -- The spookfish and our dark vision -- The great gray owl and our sense of hearing -- The star-nosed mole and our sense of touch -- The common vampire bat and our senses of pleasure and pain -- The Goliath catfish and our sense of taste -- The bloodhound and our sense of smell -- The giant peacock of the night and our sense of desire -- The cheetah and our sense of balance -- The trashline orbweaver and our sense of time -- The Bar-tailed godwit and our sense of direction -- The common octopus and our sense of body -- The duck-billed platypus: an afterword
Control code
on1259049492
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9781982156558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1259049492

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