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A Natural History Of The Senses

Author : Diane Ackerman
ISBN : 9780307763310
Genre : Science
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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

A Natural History Of Love

Author : Diane Ackerman
ISBN : 9780307763327
Genre : Psychology
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The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this "audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love" (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself.

A History Of The Senses

Author : Robert Jütte
ISBN : 9780745629575
Genre : History
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This path-breaking book examines our attitudes to the senses from antiquity through to the present day. Robert Jutte explores a wealth of different traditions, images, metaphors and ideas that have survived through time and describes how sensual impressions change the way in which we experience the world. Throughout history, societies have been both intrigued or unsettled by the five senses. The author looks at the way in which the social world conditions our perception and traces the 'rediscovery' of sensual pleasure in the twentieth century, paying attention to experiences as varied as fast food, deoderization, and extra-sensory perception. He concludes by exploring technological change and cyberspace, reflecting on how developments in these fields will affect our relationship with the senses in the future.

Cultivating Delight

Author : Diane Ackerman
ISBN : 078624075X
Genre : Religion
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The Wiltshire Archaeological And Natural History Magazine

Author : Edward Hungerford Goddard
ISBN : PRNC:32101076468352
Genre : Natural history
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Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.

The Wiltshire Archeological And Natural History Magazine

Author : SOCIETY FORMED IN THAT COUNTY
ISBN : OXFORD:555092295
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Barr S Buffon Buffon S Natural History History Of Man Continued

Author : Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon
ISBN : NYPL:33433057127510
Genre : Anthropology
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A Natural History Of The Animal Kingdom

Author : William Sweetland Dallas
ISBN : BSB:BSB10307019
Genre : Zoology
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Barr S Buffon Buffon S Natural History Containing A Theory Of The Earth A General History Of Man Of The Brute Creation And Of Vegetables Minerals C From The French With Notes By The Translator

Author : George Louis LE CLERC (Count de Buffon.)
ISBN : BL:A0023175302
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An Attempt Towards A Natural History Of The Polype

Author : Henry Baker
ISBN : UCSD:31822043008192
Genre : Athecate hydroids
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A Natural History Of British And Foreign Quadrupeds

Author : James Hamilton Fennell
ISBN : BL:A0019953362
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Guide To The Roger Tory Peterson Institute Of Natural History

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924089589117
Genre : Natural history
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Deep Play

Author : Diane Ackerman
ISBN : 9780307763334
Genre : Philosophy
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With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play. "Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives.

Skin

Author : Nina G. Jablonski
ISBN : 9780520242814
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The rich cultural canvas of the skin is placed within its broader biological context in a complete guidebook to the pliable covering that makes humans who they are.

Annals Magazine Of Natural History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012649856
Genre : Botany
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Natural History General And Particular Translated With Notes And Observations By W Smellie Second Edition

Author : George Louis LE CLERC (Count de Buffon.)
ISBN : BL:A0024276100
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A Natural History Of The Mammalia

Author : George R. Waterhouse
ISBN : BSB:BSB10309233
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Jaguar Of Sweet Laughter

Author : Diane Ackerman
ISBN : 9780307763389
Genre : Poetry
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In A Natural History of the Senses Diane Ackerman revealed herself as a naturalist who writes with the sensuous immediately of a great poet. Now Jaguar of Sweet Laughter presents the work of a poet with the precise and wondering eye of a gifted naturalist. Ackermans's Olympian vision records and transforms landscapes from Amazonia to Antarctica, while her imaginative empathy penetrates the otherness of hummingbirds, deer, and trilobites. But even as they draw readers into the wild heart of nature, Ackerman's poems are indelible reminders of what it is to be a human being—the "jaguar of sweet laughter" that, according to Mayan mythology, astonished the world because it was the first animal to speak.

A Natural History General And Particular

Author : Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon
ISBN : IND:30000079453290
Genre : Natural history
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A Natural History Of Wine

Author : Ian Tattersall
ISBN : 9780300211023
Genre : Cooking
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A captivating survey of the science of wine and winemaking for anyone who has ever wondered about the magic of the fermented grape An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two--one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist--to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This book presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question "What can science tell us about wine?" And vice versa. Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an understanding of what creates this complex beverage) to physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history. The resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes to appreciate wine to its fullest.

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