A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

A Natural History of the Senses

byDiane Ackerman

Paperback | September 10, 1991

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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. (Literature--Classics & Contemporary)

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Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois, and received her B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Poet, author, educator, adventurer, and naturalist, she tries to bridge science and art in her writing, exploring questions of who we a...
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Title:A Natural History of the SensesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:September 10, 1991Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679735666

ISBN - 13:9780679735663

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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