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. qDelightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in.q--The New York Times. (Literature--Classics a Contemporary)At last the truth dawns on us: Fall is staggering in, right on schedule, with its baggage of chilly nights, macabre holidays, and spectacular, heart-stoppingly beautiful leaves. Soon the leaves will start cringing on the trees, and roll up in clenched fists before they actually fall off. ... All summer it feeds them so they can process sunlight, but in the dog days of summer the tree begins pulling nutrients back intoanbsp;...

Title:A Natural History of the Senses
Author:Diane Ackerman
Publisher:Vintage - 2011-12-07


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