A Natural History of the Senses



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In a celebration of our ability to smell, taste, touch, hear, and see, Ackerman weaves together scientific facts with lore, history, and description to create an enchanting account of how humans experience the world.

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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Weight0.57 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5.22 × 0.76 in


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