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Chandler Burr

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Chandler Burr is the author of A Separate Creation: The Search for the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation. He has contributed to The Atlantic and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

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The Emperor of Scent
A True Story of Perfume and Obsession
Written by Chandler Burr


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $16.00

Luca Turin can distinguish the components of just about any smell, from the world’s most refined perfumes to the air in a subway car on the Paris metro. A distinguished scientist, he once worked in an unrelated field, though he made a hobby of collecting fragrances. He eventually published a collection... Read more >
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The Emperor of Scent
A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses
Written by Chandler Burr


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 21, 2003
Price: $11.99

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