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A Natural History of the Senses - Diane Ackerman
A Natural History of the Senses
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679735663 (0679735666)
ASIN: 679735666
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 331
Edition language: English
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danthesasman
danthesasman rated it
2.0 A Natural History of the Senses
Did not finish; I thought it would be a science book but it was not.
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
3.0 A Natural History of the Senses
A loosely-connected farrago of things the author has read or thought about the senses, expressed with verve, sometimes vivid, sometimes ill-considered metaphors. Sadly it could be better.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
5.0
A beautiful book exploring the human senses. It will leave you with a new appreciation for vanilla.
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
This beautiful book explores the science behind our five senses in lush, sensual narrative. Ackerman is a poet and her lyrical abilities are seen in her writing: the reader experiences each sense with her. Apparently this is a companion book to a PBS series but it can be read without having seen t...
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