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Harold McGee, leading expert on the science of food and cooking, has spent a decade exploring our most overlooked sense.
Nose Diveis the amazing result: it takes us on an adventure across four billion years and the whole globe, from the sulphurousearly Earth to the fruit-filledTian Shan mountain range north of the Himalayas, and back to the keyboard of your laptop, where trace notes of phenol and formaldehydeare escaping between the keys.
A work of astounding scholarship and originality, Nose Dive distils the science behind smells and translates it into an accessible and entertaining sensory and olfactory guide. We'll sniff the ordinary (wet pavement and cut grass) and extraordinary (ambergrisand truffles), the delightful (rosesand vanilla) and the challenging (swamplandsand durians). We'll smell each other. We'll smell ourselves. Here is a story of the world, of all of the smells under our noses.
Author: Harold McGee
Brand: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 688 pages
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