A Natural History of the Senses
Publish date: December 7th 2011
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Natural History
Did not finish; I thought it would be a science book but it was not.
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.
A beautiful book exploring the human senses. It will leave you with a new appreciation for vanilla.
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...