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    DescriptionDavid Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its most abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth. On every page of this lyrical work, Abram weaves his arguments with passion and intellectual daring. "Long awaited, revolutionary...This book ponders the violent disconnection of the body from the natural world and what this means about how we live and die in it."--Los Angeles Times


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    Title
    The Spell of the Sensuous
    Subtitle
    Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Abram
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 337
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679776390
    ISBN 10: 0679776397
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 128
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000, NAT024000
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF3
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 128
    BIC subject category V2: HPM
    B&T Approval Code: A10150000
    BISAC V2.8: PHI010000
    Abridged Dewey: 128
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    B&T Approval Code: A10130000
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    LC classification: BD581.A25, BD581 .A25 1997
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    Thema V1.0: QDTM, QDHR5, CF, RNT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 May 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
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    David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its most abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth. On every page of this lyrical work, Abram weaves his arguments with passion and intellectual daring. "Long awaited, revolutionary...This book ponders the violent disconnection of the body from the natural world and what this means about how we live and die in it."--Los Angeles Times