Books  Ecological & Biological Sciences  Animal & General Biology  Animals: Behaviour 

Sensory Exotica: A World Beyond Human Experience

By: Howard C Hughes

343 pages, 124 illus

MIT Press

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #119029 | ISBN: 026258204X
Availability: Usually dispatched within 4 days Details
NHBS Price: £23.99 $32/€27 approx
Hardback | Dec 1999 | #101664 | ISBN: 0262082799
Out of Print Details

About this book

The book is divided into four parts: biosonar, biological compasses, electroperception, and chemical communication. Although it is filled with fascinating descriptions of animal sensitivities - the sonar system of the bat, for example, rivals that of the most sophisticated human-made devices - the author's goal is to explain the anatomical and physiological principles that underlie them.

A charming and informative introduction to sensory realms beyond human experience. - Laurence A. Marshall, The Sciences; "The wondrous capabilities that Hughes discusses are only beginning to be understood... but the challenging questions could attract anyone with a sense of curiosity and skills in biology or information technology.... Sensory Exotica may inspire budding scientists to pursue this rich field of inquiry." - Science "...readers with an interest in animal biology will want to track this book down - even if they have to use sonar." - Publishers Weekly"

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


Howard C. Hughes is Professor of Psychology at Dartmouth College.

Bestsellers in this subject

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Clearance price: £9.74 £14.99 (Save £5.25) $13/€11 approx

Animal Personalities

NHBS Price: £38.99 $51/€44 approx

The Runaway Species

NHBS Price: £14.99 $20/€17 approx

Social Behaviour

NHBS Price: £28.99 $38/€33 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194