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A natural history of the senses

  • 331 Pages
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Random House , New York
Senses and sensation, Manners and customs, Human beh
StatementDiane Ackerman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF233 .A24 1990
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxix, 331p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2217942M
ISBN 100394573358
LC Control Number89043416

A Natural History of the Senses is a wild romp through smell, taste, hearing, touch and sight.

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It is also a guided tour of how humans experience the world. At times the writing has a rare beauty to the point of being poetic while at other times it is exotic, intimate and by:   In her book A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman explores each of our senses with rich, resplendent prose.

Reading this increased my awareness of the physical sensations within and around me in a thorough and authentic way, so I would recommend it to any aspiring writer or anyone interested in mindfulness/5.

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She is coeditor of a Norton anthology, The Book of Love. Her essays about nature and human nature have appeared in Parade, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker magazines. She hosted a five-hour PBS television series inspired by A Natural History of the Senses.

She received the Orion Book Award for The Zookeepers Wife.4/5(14). 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.

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Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen highly-acclaimed works of poetry and nonfiction, including New York Times bestsellers The Zookeeper's Wife, A Natural History of the Senses,The Human Age, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, One Hundred Names for Love.

"I find that writing each book becomes a mystery trip, one filled with mental, emotional (and sometimes physical) adventures.

"A Natural History of the Senses is full of answers to the sorts of questions that the child in each of us often asks. But what draws you most happily through the book is the language. Ackerman gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds that the human senses take in." — Christopher Lehman-Haupt, The New York Times.

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A Natural History of the Senses is a compilation of anecdotes, facts, trivia and historical references. It of course has 5 main chapters representing our senses, with about 15 short stories for each.

I found out as I read each story, that there are so many amazing things I have yet to learn about something as simple as our senses. A Natural History of the Senses does not disappoint.

It flows like cool water through literature, history, music, politics, philosophy, and poetry. As a writer, I appreciate this book as a resource of my own, a way to deepen my understanding of our sensory appreciation of the world - but also as an example of beautiful writing by a master of Cited by: Find books like A Natural History of the Senses from the world’s largest community of readers.

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Poet, pilot, naturalist, journalist, essayist, and explorer, Diane Ackerman weaves together scientific fact with lore, history, and voluptuous by: A Natural History of the Senses is both an exploration of the physical processes underlying our perceptions and an eloquent ode to life.

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Eager to appear sophisticated and civilized, modem-day human beings tend to ignore the physical world—so claims Ackerman as she sets out to re-create in her uniquely luxuriant prose the experiences of touch, taste, hearing, vision, and smell. cased in. The Paperback of the A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman at Barnes & Noble.

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