A Natural History of the Senses

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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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Contents

SMELL
3
Of ViOLEtS AND NEURONS
9
BUCKETs of LIGHT
15
NOTIONS AND NATIONS
21
ANIMALS
98
EASING PAIN
104
THE HAND
116
SUBLIMINAL TOUCH
122
MACABRE MEALs 146 FOOD AS THRILLSEEKING
148
HEAriNG
173
THE HEARING HEART 175 ANIMALS
193
Loud Noises 186 MUSIC AND EMOTION
205
EARTH CALLing
222
THE BEHOLDERs EYE 229 ANiMALS 260
235
270
249
WATCHing A Night LAUNCH
257

THE social seNSE 127 IN PRAISE OF VANILLA 157
132
THE BLOOM OF A TASTE BUD HOW TO MAKE MOOSE SOUP
138
PostSCRIPT
301
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