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A natural history of the senses, Diane Ackerman

Label
A natural history of the senses
Title
A natural history of the senses
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ackerman weaves together scientific fact with lore, history, and description to celebrate our ability to smell, taste, hear, touch, and see
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Diane
Dewey number
152.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BF233
LC item number
.A24 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 700 A182 1990
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Senses and sensation
  • Manners and customs
  • Human behavior
  • Human behavior
  • Manners and customs
  • Senses and sensation
  • Waarneming
  • Sinne
  • Senses and sensation
  • Sensation
  • Sense Organs
  • Social Behavior
Label
A natural history of the senses, Diane Ackerman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Smell. The mute sense -- A map of smell -- Of violets and neurons -- The shape of smell -- Buckets of light -- The winter palace of monarchs -- The oceans inside us -- Notions and nations of sweat -- The personality of smell -- Pheromones -- Noses -- Sneezing -- Smell as camouflage -- Roses -- The fallen angel -- Ansomia -- Prodigies of smell -- A famous nose -- An offering to the gods -- Cleopatra's heirs -- Touch. The feeling bubble -- Speaking of touch -- First touches -- What is a touch? -- The code senders -- Hair -- The inner climate -- The skin has eyes -- Adventures in the touch dome -- Animals -- Tattoos -- Pain -- Easing pain -- The point of pain -- Kissing -- The hand -- Professional touchers -- Taboos -- Subliminal touch -- Taste. The social sense -- Food and sex -- The omnivore's picnic -- Of cannibalism and sacred cows -- The bloom of a taste bud -- The ultimate dinner party -- Macabre meals -- The heart of craving
  • The psychopharmacology of chocolate -- In praise of vanilla -- The truth about truffles -- Ginger and other medicines -- How to make moose soup in a hole in the ground, or dine in space -- Et fugu, Brute? : Food as thrill-seeking -- Beauty and the beasts -- Hearing. The hearing heart -- Phantoms and drapes -- Jaguar of sweet laughter -- Loud noises -- The limits of hearing, the power of sound -- Deafness -- Animals -- Quicksand and whale songs -- The violin remembers -- Music and emotion -- Is music a language? -- Measure for measure -- Cathedrals in sound -- Earth calling -- Vision. The beholder's eye -- How to watch the sky -- Light -- Color -- Why leaves turn color in the fall -- Animals -- The painter's eye -- The face of beauty -- Watching a night launch of the space shuttle -- The force of an image : ring cycle -- The round walls of home -- Synesthesia. Fantasia -- Courting the muse -- Postscript
Control code
ocm20799461
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 331 p.
Isbn
9780394573359
Lccn
89043416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o20799461
  • (OCoLC)20799461
Label
A natural history of the senses, Diane Ackerman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Smell. The mute sense -- A map of smell -- Of violets and neurons -- The shape of smell -- Buckets of light -- The winter palace of monarchs -- The oceans inside us -- Notions and nations of sweat -- The personality of smell -- Pheromones -- Noses -- Sneezing -- Smell as camouflage -- Roses -- The fallen angel -- Ansomia -- Prodigies of smell -- A famous nose -- An offering to the gods -- Cleopatra's heirs -- Touch. The feeling bubble -- Speaking of touch -- First touches -- What is a touch? -- The code senders -- Hair -- The inner climate -- The skin has eyes -- Adventures in the touch dome -- Animals -- Tattoos -- Pain -- Easing pain -- The point of pain -- Kissing -- The hand -- Professional touchers -- Taboos -- Subliminal touch -- Taste. The social sense -- Food and sex -- The omnivore's picnic -- Of cannibalism and sacred cows -- The bloom of a taste bud -- The ultimate dinner party -- Macabre meals -- The heart of craving
  • The psychopharmacology of chocolate -- In praise of vanilla -- The truth about truffles -- Ginger and other medicines -- How to make moose soup in a hole in the ground, or dine in space -- Et fugu, Brute? : Food as thrill-seeking -- Beauty and the beasts -- Hearing. The hearing heart -- Phantoms and drapes -- Jaguar of sweet laughter -- Loud noises -- The limits of hearing, the power of sound -- Deafness -- Animals -- Quicksand and whale songs -- The violin remembers -- Music and emotion -- Is music a language? -- Measure for measure -- Cathedrals in sound -- Earth calling -- Vision. The beholder's eye -- How to watch the sky -- Light -- Color -- Why leaves turn color in the fall -- Animals -- The painter's eye -- The face of beauty -- Watching a night launch of the space shuttle -- The force of an image : ring cycle -- The round walls of home -- Synesthesia. Fantasia -- Courting the muse -- Postscript
Control code
ocm20799461
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 331 p.
Isbn
9780394573359
Lccn
89043416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o20799461
  • (OCoLC)20799461

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