Publisher description for A natural history of the senses / Diane Ackerman.


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Counter 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. (Literature--Classics & Contemporary)


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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Senses and sensation, Manners and customs, Human behavior