Edmund Soon-Weng Yong (born 17 December 1981) is a British science journalist. He is a staff member at The Atlantic, which he joined in 2015. In 2021 he received a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier in his career, Yong created and wrote the now-defunct blog Not Exactly Rocket Science, which was published as part of the National Geographic Phenomena blog network.
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Marcel Proust once said, "The only true voyage ... would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes ... to see the hundred universes that each of them sees." An Immense World by Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong is a travelog of "the true voyage" that Proust describes. The book contemplates the lives of our often neglected fellow companions on Earth: animals. Yong gathers anecdotes and knowledge from experts in the field to reveal how other animals encounter the world through their own senses. The journey is full of surprises that invite us to think differently about animals, step into their experiences, and allow their perceptions of the world to fill us with wonder. By treading the edge of human perception, Yong helps us discover newfound solidarity with other creatures—a solidarity not founded on superiority, but on a profound appreciation and advocacy for animal diversity.
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