ISBN 9780679735663,A Natural History Of The Senses

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Publication Year 1991

ISBN 9780679735663

ISBN-10 0679735666


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: general

If Colette had studied science and spent time listening to icebergs in Antarctica and interviewing a professional nose in New York, she might have written a book as luscious and erudite as A Natural History Of The Senses. In the course of this grand tour of the realm of the senses. Diane Ackerman writes about the evolution of the kiss, the sadistic cuisine of eighteenth-century England, the chemistry of pain, and the melodies of the planet Earth with an evocativeness and charm that make the book itself a marvel of literate sensuality.