Supersense: Perception in the Animal World

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If you peered into "the hundred eyes of a scallop," what would you see? What would it see? This heavily illustrated volume, companion to a BBC-TV series produced by wildlife photographer Downer, describes aspects of sight, sound, smell and time perception in animals. A focus on extremes engages the reader while introducing difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. We learn of the similarities between piranha and goldfish--each is able to see much farther into the red-end of the spectrum than are humans; discover that a fly's high "flicker fusion frequency" would enable it, if watching a movie, to see scenes frame by frame; and contemplate the "sinister implications" of hunting sharks' attraction to vibrations of 200 hertz--the frequency produced by a hovering helicopter--while learning that areas of low magnetism correspond to sites of whale strandings. Dramatic, sometimes disconcerting, photographs close in on a dragonfly's eyes, focus on an Asian green pit viper and portray leaping impalas, hunting owls, lion cubs, elephants, bats, rats, grunion, alligators. And yes, honeybees can suffer jet-lag.
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