Ed Yong's first book, I Contain Multitudes, about the amazing
partnerships between microbes and animals, was shortlisted for the
Royal Society Science Book Prize and the Wellcome Book Prize. It
was a New York Times bestseller.
He is a science writer on the staff of The Atlantic, where he won the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism for his coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Polk Award for science reporting, among other honours.
His work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times, Scientific American, and more. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Standing out even during a recent golden age of nature writing, Ed
Yong dazzles with a deeply considered exploration of the many modes
of sensory perception that life has evolved to navigate the world,
written with exhilarating freshness
*Winner of 2023 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction*
[A] wondrous, lustrous, captivating book: Ed Yong's An Immense World... left me awed and stunned - and revolted by humanity's destructive pride and planetary abuse
*Times Literary Supplement, *Books of the Year**
Full of extraordinary discoveries... an encyclopaedic, rigorously researched journey... recasts the world in breath-taking, bewildering immensity
A hymn to the wonders of evolution... fascinating
*Mail on Sunday*
Yong succeeds in bringing a sense of grandeur to life on every scale