A Natural History of the Senses

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 the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in.” —The New York Times

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ISBN-13: 9780679735663
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/10/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 190,937
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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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