2023 Royal Society Book Prize announced

“An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us” (Vintage/Bodley Head) by Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and writer, Ed Yong, is the 36th winner of the annual Royal Society Science Book Prize, supported by the Trivedi Family Foundation.

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 only a tiny sliver of this world.

In An Immense World, Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, welcoming us into previously unfathomable dimensions – the world as it is truly perceived by other animals. Showing us that in order to understand our world we don’t need to travel to other places; we need to see through other eyes.