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.

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