This remains one of my most dog-eared and gifted books of all time. I am so happy to not be alone. . The colorfulness of the text is one of the main reasons, why this book succeeds to force a reader to imagine, go back to their own experiences and enjoy these feelings all over again. And it may also give you some marketable ideas. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. It is not a book with characters, a plot, or setting.
Ackerman manages to smoosh in such a diverse array of beguiling facts about our sensibilities and the world within which we perceive them, and with such lyrical splendor, that reading this book is a grand sensory carnival in itself. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. If they can't describe the scent of sanctity in a church, can you trust them to describe the suburbs of the heart? All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. It's both a sensual feast and a celebration. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. This book is a delicious journey. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
That is what Ackerman offers. How did kissing on the mouth begin? There are some very interesting facts here: for example, each hair on your head grows for two to six years, at which point the follicle rests and that hair falls out. However, actually it is the best ability of the book of being different than any other novel. The E-mail message field is required. The best writing I have ever read. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. How would Helen Keller 'hear' a symphony? She will make you hold your breath in a cavern filled with water.
Diane Ackerman is quite possibly a lyrical stylist that, much like any past writer, uses the conciousness of her time to bring alive the beliefs, feelings, and concerns that she and others face in their lifetime. The E-mail message field is required. There was even a part about the effects of subliminal touching and how it as a positive impact and one of the sites where this idea was tested was at a local library. That book made me hungry every time I read it. Discussion Questions: -How much do cultural stories about our senses influence our perceptions? An accessible, entertaining and gently learned way to explore those five gateways through which we come to know and explore the world.
These include: Matilda, the last half of the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George. The spine may show signs of wear. September 8, 2014 Diane Ackerman is a poet who happens to write about science. What works for her essays in zoology, however, doesn't always work for a study of our own species; she sometimes writes as if she were explaining our everyday experiences to a race of aliens. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. After I sent that email, I went to find my dog-eared copy and started reading it.
During her radiation treatments—during the actual session each day while they were shooting the beams of radiation at her—she had the distinct sensation that the radiation itself smelled like roasted turkey. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. What would the world sound like if we could hear all its frequencies? I highly recommend this book. The Great Affair The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one's curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day. What have scientists learned from people who are missing one or more of the senses? There is something about these books that offers a measure of comfort and rest in a world gone sometimes completely mad. Anyway, this book is easily one of the most enjoyable and satisfying books I've read to date.
One by one the texts discusses about every area what could be imagined when talking about senses in a scientifict and a secular point of view. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. If you like to keep yourself fortified with useful information then this book is destined to please. A Natural History Of the Senses.
But what draws you most happily through the book is the language. The resulting work is a startling and enchanting account of how human beings experience and savor the world. Using delightful and fascinating information integrated with insight and stunning language, she makes one become more aware of the senses that we sometimes take for granted. It is also a guided tour of how humans experience the world. On page 40, in the section about , I found the answer to my above query. Anyone know where that story is from? Mark Re-reads are so personally chosen. A beautiful, stimulating book, highly recommended.
Because I consider this book a must have reference for writer's. Other times, Ackerman is strangely, egregiously wrong. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Diane Ackerman is well traveled and has a inquisitive mind. Taking inventory of the five senses may at first seem a simple and scientific theme perhaps better suited to a book meant for junior high, but there's nothing prosaic about this epic work of staggering proportions.
Sure, there are people out there who think that books like this are just lightweight literary fluff. I wrote her back and recommended a favorite book of mine, by Diane Ackerman, specifically the chapters on smell my favorite part. Ackerman accomplishes to expand the readers ideas about senses. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. I imagine re-reading Infinite Jest with a guide would be the same way. Overall, the book is certainly worth mining for its liberally scattered gems, but at times I found it tedious and simplistic as a cover-to-cover read.