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A Natural History of the Senses

A Natural History of the Senses
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8 years, 1 month ago at Apr 6 20:04
This was a beautifully written, informative book about the five senses. Ackerman's descriptive writing kept me engaged and I enjoyed learning about the different ways we perceive the world.
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Description: Amazon.com Review "One of the real tests of writers," notes Ackerman in this liveliest of nature books, "is how well they write about smells. If they can't describe the scent of sanctity in a church, can you trust them to describe the suburbs of the heart?" Ackerman passes the test, writing with ease and fluency about the five senses. Did you know that bat guano smells like stale Wheat Thins? That Bach's music can quell anger around the world? That the leaves that shimmer so beautifully in fall have "no adaptive purpose"? Ackerman does, and she guides us through questions of sensation with an eye fo ... (more)
Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 10 September 1991
ISBN-10 : 0679735666 | ISBN-13: 9780679735663
Tags: Energy (2), Health/Wellness (2), Healing (2), Spirit (2), Cell Memory (2), (1), Senses (1), Nonfiction (1), Essays (1)
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