Smell by P. A. Vroon
The Secret Seducer

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An author explores how some cultures have valued the sense of smell, while others have decried it as evidence of decadence or barbarism and others, such as our own, try to cleanse the air of any pungent smells at all."
 

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Published September 1, 1997 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 226 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Everything you wanted to know about one of the two ""chemical"" senses, including the fact that taste is as much a function of smell as it is of taste buds.

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From the useful (""children often cry less when their mother's clothing is laid unwashed next to their heads"") to the whimsical (""people wanting to smell as much as possible should crawl on the ground or lie on the floor during meetings""), Dutch psychologist Vroon comprehensively explores the ...

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