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On Sale: December 07, 2011
Pages: 352 | ISBN: 978-0-307-76331-0
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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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 lives in upstate New york.

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