SMELL OF FRESH RAIN


SMELL OF FRESH RAIN

BARNEY SHAW    Book Number: 88261    Product format: Paperback

The most emotionally provocative of our senses. It can bring back memories faster and with more immediacy than a photograph, so why is it so little understood? Armed with a hungry curiosity and a willingness to self-experiment, Barney Shaw goes in search of hidden meanings and uses plain words to describe what he finds. He investigates the chemistry, psychology, history and future of this under-appreciated sense. Journeying around boatyards, perfume shops and memories, Shaw opens your nose to the world, breaking down 'chords' of smells into their component notes, and through them revealing new ways of understanding the spaces through which we move. An investigation into the biology, psychology and history of smell, and a search for effective ways to put into words scents that we instantly relate to, this fragrant book includes a 200 entry thesaurus of succinct descriptions of common smells. For example Chocolate: 'rich, vanilla-sweet, nutty; thick, roasted smell like a sweet gravy; suave.' A tantalising and engrossing adventure of olfactory brilliance. 294pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781785783418
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