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Book 24 - 2017

Book 24: A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman – 315 pages

Description from bookdepository.co.uk:
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.


Thoughts:
This is a gorgeous book. Leant to me by a work friend, it tours the senses, describing how they work, how they interact, how we interpret the world with them, how people use them in unusual ways. Ackerman’s descriptions and use of language is gorgeous; she makes you feel, as if you could experience the sensory images she describes merely by reading her words. It’s a wonderful read.


24 / 50 books. 48% done!


10417 / 15000 pages. 69% done!

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