A Natural History of the Senses

A Natural History of the Senses

by Diane Ackerman

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307763310
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/07/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 477,945
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Diane Ackerman has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to garnering many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the bestselling The Zookeeper’s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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