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Published: 24 May 2016

256 Pages | 28 black and white halftones

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198719052

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On the Scent

A journey through the science of smell

Paolo Pelosi

  • Traces how scientists are finally unravelling the chemical alphabet behind the variety of smells we experience
  • Explains the vital role played by smell in a variety of animals, and how we humans are losing our sense of smell
  • Provides an engaging account celebrating the role of smells in our lives, from freshly baked bread to the scent of a rose
  • Describes the efforts to harness the sense of smell in marketing and broadcasting, and the development of "electronic noses"
  • Written by a leading scientist in the field

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