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    DescriptionFunny, irreverent and passionate, "The Secret of Scent" opens the lid on two worlds - the glamorous and highly lucrative realm of the perfume makers, and the equally rivalrous domain of smell science. Smell is our forgotten sense. Long neglected by science in favour of more prestigious areas of research, it's also barely understood in general life. At the core of our sense of smell lies an enigma: why do things smell the way they do? How is smell written into the molecules? This book is the story of the quest to solve this puzzle.

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    The Secret of Scent
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luca Turin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 179 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571215386
    ISBN 10: 0571215386

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JMM
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009010
    BIC subject category V2: KNSX, BGBA
    BISAC V2.8: HEA003000
    DC22: 152.166092
    Thema V1.0: JMM, KNS, DNBB1
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    Publication date
    17 May 2007
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    Author Information
    Luca Turin was born in 1953 and educated in France, Italy and the UK. He is the author of many scientific publications as well as a much-praised perfume guide. He is the subject of an award-winning BBC Horizon documentary and a biography, The Emperor of Scent.
    Review quote
    "'The Secret of Scent may be a curiosity, but it is one that will have you smelling the silence of a snowy night.' Observer"