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Turin, Luca

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Works: 18 works in 67 publications in 6 languages and 3,416 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: TP983, 668.54
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Publications about Luca Turin
Publications by Luca Turin
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Most widely held works by Luca Turin
The secret of scent : adventures in perfume and the science of smell by Luca Turin( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,031 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 )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 928 libraries worldwide
Pompous names, bizarre ads, hundreds of new scents a year'the multibillion-dollar business of fragrance has long resisted understanding. At last the first critical'and critically acclaimed'guide to perfume illuminates the mysteries of this secretive industry. Lifelong perfume fanatics Luca Turin (best known as the subject of Chandler Burr's The Emperor of Scent) and Tania Sanchez exalt, wisecrack, and scold through their reviews with passion, eloquence, and erudition, making this book a must-have for anyone looking for a brilliant fragrance'or just a brilliant read
The little book of perfumes : the hundred classics by Luca Turin( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 78 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 26 libraries worldwide
A little book of perfumes : the 100 classics by Luca Turin( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 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 12 libraries worldwide
Guide critique de 182 parfums, de Acasiosa (Caron) à Zen (Shiseido)
Perfumes by Luca Turin( file )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
I've long wished perfumery to be taken seriously as an art, and for scent critics to be as fierce as opera critics, and for the wearers of certain "fragrances" to be hissed in public, while others are cheered. This year has brought Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, which I breathed in, rather than read, in one delighted gulp.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian. Perfumes: The Guide is the culmination of Turin's lifelong obsession and rare scientific flair and Sanchez's stylish and devoted blogging about every scent that she's ever loved and loathed. Together they make a fine
Das kleine Buch der grossen Parfums : die einhundert Klassiker by Luca Turin( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Marken : Verführungen der Konsumwelt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 5 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
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
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
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)
 
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Alternative Names
トゥリン, ルカ
Languages
English (52)
Japanese (7)
French (4)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
Spanish (1)
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