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Sentient

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An enthralling examination of some of the most remarkable creatures in the animal kingdom, and what they tell us about what it means to be human.

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‘Spellbinding . . . More than any other book, [Sentient] has made me think differently about the world this year.’ Financial Times Best Books of the Year

‘Lyrical and lucid . . . Higgins makes popular science accessible.Observer

The peacock mantis shrimp can throw a punch that can fracture aquarium walls.

The great grey owl can hear many decibels lower than the human ear.

The star-nosed mole’s miraculous nose allows it to catch worms in as little as 120 milliseconds.

In Sentient, Jackie Higgins assembles a menagerie of zoological creatures – from land, air, sea and all four corners of the globe – to understand what it means to be human. In it, we also meet the four-eyed spookfish and its dark vision, the vampire bat and its remarkable powers of touch, as well as the common octopus, the Goliath catfish and the duck-billed platypus. Each zoological marvel illustrates the surprising sensory powers that lie within us and enables us to engage with the world in ways we never knew possible.

Additional information

Weight 0.255 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 2.1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

573.87 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K