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The secret of scent : adventures in perfume and the science of scent

Author: Luca Turin
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Smell is our forgotten sense. Long neglected by science in favour of more prestigious areas of research, it's also barely understood in general life. At the core of our sense of smell lies an enigma: Why do things smell the way they do? How is smell written into the molecules? This book is the story of the quest to solve this puzzle.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luca Turin
ISBN: 0571215378 9780571215379
OCLC Number: 865238179
Description: ix, 207 pages : illustrations
Responsibility: Luca Turin.

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"'Meet Luca Turin, a renegade scientist and perfume critic with an extraordinary sense of smell.' Newsday"

 
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