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Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club Meeting
Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club Meeting

sáb, 27 ene

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Auditorium

Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club Meeting

Horario y ubicación

27 ene 2024, 10:00 – 11:00

Auditorium, 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA

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This month we will discuss: An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden World Around Us by Ed Young

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.

Please feel free to join us. We ask that you read at least 200 pages of the book if you wish to participate in the discussion.

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