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Into the Illusive World

An Exploration of Animals’ Perception

Authors: Moore, Paul

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  • Explores the broad range of stimuli undetectable to humans
  • Wonderful and exciting stories of organisms using their senses to perform sophisticated tasks
  • A journey into the illusive world and see how different the world is when perceived through another animal’s senses
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About this book

Have you ever thought about what a dog smells as it stops to sniff at a tree? Or what a cat is watching as it stares intensely off into space? What about animals in the wild? What do they see, hear, smell, and feel? How do they perceive their surroundings? This is the illusive world. A world filled with fascinating stimuli that we are not equipped to detect. This is particularly true because we tend to rely so heavily on our eyes or ears.

We are figuratively, and literally, blind to this part of the natural world. This part, which is full of stimuli we cannot perceive, encompasses the daily lives of so many animals. Beneath our feet are ants, moles, and spiders using vibrations to coordinate colonies and communicate danger. In the oceans, turtles, fish, and octopi are sensitive to magnetic and electric fields, as well as tasty morsels at the tips of their tentacles. In the skies, owls and raptors can see deep into a lake or pierce the night with highly sensitive eyes. This book brings together all these animals and their amazing sensory abilities in an exploration of how animals perceive their world.

Within these pages are wonderful and exciting stories of organisms using their senses to perform sophisticated communication with nestmates, find hidden prey in the dark of night or murky of depths, and call to lovers both near and far. This book will open the door to this illusive world and will take you on a journey into the illusive world and see how different the world is when perceived through another animal’s senses.


About the authors

Dr. Paul A. Moore (Ph.D. Boston University) has spent almost thirty years researching the sensory abilities of different animals as the founder of the Laboratory for Sensory Ecology at Bowling Green State University. Working with terrestrial, aquatic, and marine animals, Dr. Moore’s research has appeared in over 100 peer-reviewed articles, on Australian TV, radio, and in his first book “The Hidden Power of Smell”. He spends most of his summers in the field working on the organisms that live in the lakes, rivers, and streams of Northern Michigan.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20202-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20201-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Into the Illusive World
Book Subtitle
An Exploration of Animals’ Perception
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20202-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20202-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20201-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 292
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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