By Michael Stoddart

ISBN-10: 1783265175

ISBN-13: 9781783265176

ISBN-10: 1783265183

ISBN-13: 9781783265183

This publication is set the evolution of the experience of odor, from its bacterial beginning 3.4 billion years in the past, to trendy smooth, refined people with an insatiable urge for food for perfumes and fragrances. It explains how scent works and the way animals experience the surroundings. the connection among intercourse and scent drives a lot of animal behaviour, and the importance of the human lack of the vomeronasal organ — part of the feel of scent in animals that responds to intercourse smells — is pointed out as a seminal occasion within the making of humankind.

Humans are excess of animals, notwithstanding, and Adam's nostril explores incense and perfumes, in addition to the odour imagery in artwork, literature and poetry. it really is written for readers attracted to what makes us human, and doesn't presuppose a excessive point of medical figuring out. The textual content is complete and gives key references to the correct medical literature. The e-book will entice scientists and scholars in a number organic disciplines, together with human evolution, anthropology, olfactory conversation, animal behaviour, perfumery and aromatherapy.

Show description

Read or Download Adam's Nose, and the Making of Humankind PDF

Similar zoology books

Behavioral Neurobiology of Stress-related Disorders (Current by Carmine M. Pariante,M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm PDF

Tension is such an over-used notice that it truly is at time tough to outline its middle positive factors. whilst is an atmosphere tense? What does a tense surroundings do to the mind and to the physique? What are the organic mechanisms wherein a stressor impacts us? How does pressure contributes to the onset and the development of psychological issues?

Get Primates in the Real World: Escaping Primate Folklore and PDF

The hole of this very important new ebook facilities on a sequence of graves memorializing baboons killed close to Amboseli nationwide Park in Kenya in 2009--a stark photograph that emphasizes either the shut emotional connection among primate researchers and their topics and the intensely human characteristics of the animals.

New PDF release: Protozoa through Insecta: 1

Animal Energetics, quantity 1: Protozoa via Insecta offers info pertinent to bioenergetics, that's the examine of power transformation in dwelling platforms that may be studied at quite a few degrees of organic association, together with organismic, inhabitants, in addition to molecular and mobile. This ebook discusses a few of the points of animal energetics.

Mollusca: Metabolic Biochemistry and Molecular Biomechanics: - download pdf or read online

The Mollusca, quantity 1: Metabolic Biochemistry and Molecular Biomechanics presents details pertinent to the advances within the conventional parts of biochemistry and in different constructed parts that experience develop into part of molluskan biochemistry. This ebook discusses the advancements within the quite a few points of molecular biomechanics and environmental biochemistry.

Additional info for Adam's Nose, and the Making of Humankind

Example text

Download PDF sample

Adam's Nose, and the Making of Humankind by Michael Stoddart


by Jeff
4.5

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 36 votes