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Turin, Luca

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Works: 19 works in 69 publications in 6 languages and 3,379 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: TP983, 668.54
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Publications about Luca Turin
Publications by Luca Turin
Most widely held works by Luca Turin
The secret of scent : adventures in perfume and the science of smell by Luca Turin( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
Documents the science of olfaction and its relationship with fragrance, in an account that chronicles the history of organic chemistry from its origins in the nineteenth century through the modern world's perfume industry
Perfumes : the guide by Luca Turin( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 942 libraries worldwide
An olfactory scientist and a perfume critic review more than 1,200 fragrances to identify preferred and less-recommended varieties, in a guide that introduces women's and men's fragrances and discusses the history and chemistry of perfumes
The little book of perfumes : the hundred classics by Luca Turin( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
An olfactory scientist and a perfume critic review one hundred classic fragances
A little book of perfumes : the 100 greatest scents by Luca Turin( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A little book of perfumes : the 100 classics by Luca Turin( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
In Perfumes, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez reviewed nearly 1,500 fragrances in their witty, irreverent and innovative handbook - separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. Here in The Little Book of Perfumes the authors choose their 100 greatest fragrances of all time. Some are very famous, some hardly known, for women and men. There is Jicky (1889), unisex coeval of the Eiffel Tower and 'a towering masterpiece'; Chanel's No. 5 (1921), perhaps the world's most famous perfume, 'stretching deliciously like a sleepy panther'; Knize Ten which 'everyone should own because there
Parfums : le guide by Luca Turin( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Guide critique de 182 parfums, de Acasiosa (Caron) à Zen (Shiseido)
Das kleine Buch der grossen Parfums : die einhundert Klassiker by Luca Turin( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Marken : Verführungen der Konsumwelt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Kaori no tanoshimi nioi no himitsu ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A Code in the Nose ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Perfume critic and collector, Turin Luca, a Biophysicist at University College London, has proposed a new theory about how we smell. His theory might have a powerful impact on the medical profession. He travels to Paris to meet perfumer and chemist Maurice Roucel who breaks fragrances down to their individual molecules. What gives a molecule its odour is, as yet, unknown. Chemist Charles Cell describes why it is so difficult to read the molecular structure of smells. Luca's new theory followed on from the research of John Amoore who discovered that most people can't smell at least one odour. He realised that this was due to the fact that receptors were missing inside the nose, meaning that they couldn't detect the shape of certain molecules. But Luca's research took this further and he started to study smell as being related to vibrations, that the nose detects vibrations
Is smell a quantum phenomenon? by Luca Turin( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Our sense of smell is extraordinarily good at molecular recognition: we can identify tens of thousands of odorants unerringly over a wide concentration range. The mechanism by which this happens is still hotly debated. One view is that molecular shape governs smell, but this notion has turned out to have very little predictive power. Some years ago I revived a discredited theory that posits instead that the nose is a vibrational spectroscope, and proposed a possible underlying mechanism in elastic electron tunneling. In my talk, I will review the history and salient facts of this problem and describe some recent experiments that go some way towards settling the question. Luca Turin , Biological Engineering, MIT." -- NIST Technicalendar announcement
The Betrayers ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Is the pressure on scientists to prove the success of their research leading to an increase in the falsification of results? Horizon examines several cases of fraudulent claims by medical researchers and discusses the 300-year old system of peer review. Is it an adequate means of dealing with the deluge of papers submitted? Britain spends an annual 7 billion on medical research. Is the money well spent in view of this country's lack of any investigative process for scientific misconduct? Contributors include Dr. Graham Jackson (ed., British Journal of Clinical Medicine); Dr. Barry Marshall (gastroenterologist); Prof. Peter Lachan (Royal Society); and Dr. Luca Turin (University College Hospital, London)
The physiology of intercellular communication in the early amphibian embryo by Luca Turin( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The secret of scent : adventures in perfume and the science of scent by Luca Turin( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
200 [Deux cents] questions sur la cellulite by Franco Giorcelli( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Senhappyakuhachijūgo by Luca Turin( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Luca Turin American molecular biologist
Luca Turin Biophysiker und Autor
トゥリン, ルカ
Languages
English (54)
Japanese (7)
French (4)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
Spanish (1)
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