A Natural History of the Senses (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 7, 2011 - Science - 352 pages
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Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in."--The New York Times. (Literature--Classics & Contemporary)
  

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A wonderful little book that make me happy to be alive... so I can watch sunflowers against the black sky of a coming storm, buy Diorissimo because of many childhood bouquets of Lily of the Valley ... Read full review

Review: A Natural History of the Senses

User Review  - Goodreads

A wonderful little book that make me happy to be alive... so I can watch sunflowers against the black sky of a coming storm, buy Diorissimo because of many childhood bouquets of Lily of the Valley ... Read full review

Contents

THE MUTE SENSE
5
or VIOLETS AND NEURONS
18
THE PERSONALITY OF SMELL
25
THE SOCIAL SENSE 127 IN PRAISE 01 VANILLA 157
36
oPArnAs HEIRS
59
ANIMALS
98
EASING PAIN
106
THE HAND
115
MACABRE MEALS 146 FOOD As THRILLSEEKING
148
HEARING
173
THE HEARING HEART 175 ANIMALS
193
THE VIOLIN REMEMBERS
202
LOUD NOISES 186 MUSIC AND EMOTION
209
EARTH CALLING
222
270
249
2 WATCHING A NIGHT LAUNCH
257

TABOOS
121
BUD How To MAKE MOOSE sour
138

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About the author (2011)

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives with her husband Paul West in Ithaca, New York.

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