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Ackerman brilliantly weaves science, history, anthropology, and personal anecdotes in this incredible book.
I'd recommend this as a great gift for anyone interested in nonfiction writing, nature writing, learning new things, science, the senses, and lovely reads!
Being profoundly interested in the human experience I was drawn to the writing of Diane Ackerman and A Natural History of Senses.
Great book. I teach human biology, and this volume is full of interesting facts and explanations about the five senses. I refer to material from this work all the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James F. Ware
I have many of Diane Ackerman's books; have enjoyed reading them all and been inspired by many of her essays. I read this book first, and think it will always be my favorite. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Meredith
Came on time, very good condition. Difficult to explain the topic itself. I guess the title sums it up better than I could.Published 3 months ago by McSabbyD
As Lewis Carroll's Alice says, some books just need pictures to lighten their burden. Confession: I read the introduction and found it very slow going. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Retired Scientist
Cascading rapids of dynamic metaphor, at times becoming dreamy drifts. Ultimate creative brushwork contained within high cliffs of a strictly marshaled sense of required fact. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Terencebsutherland
While offering many factual insights about our senses, this book is much more.
Diane Ackerman takes her lifetime experiences as Poet, Scientist and student of life... Read more
there are not enough stars in the firmament to rate Diane's talent. I will purchase more of her books.
Simply put, it's actually enjoyable written, BUT it's also a bit misleading in it's WAY of going about divulging its information. Is it science? Is it humanities? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joel Rene Cano
Ackerman is a fantastic writer. She has a gift for creative nonfiction. Her prose is beautiful and elegant and she makes a number of insightful observations. Read morePublished 7 months ago by L. Stephenson