Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells
A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
BEST BOOKS OF 2020: SCIENCE - FINANCIAL TIMES
SHORTLSTED FOR THE ANDRE SIMON AWARD
The long awaited new book from Harold McGee, winner of the Andre Simon Food Book of the Year & the James Beard Award.
What is smell? How does it work? And why is it so important?
HAROLD McGEE , leading expert on the science of food and cooking, has spent a decade exploring our most overlooked sense.
Nose Dive is the amazing result: it takes us on an adventure across four billion years and the whole globe, from the sulphurous early Earth to the fruit-filled Tian Shan mountain range north of the Himalayas, and back to the keyboard of your laptop, where trace notes of phenol and formaldehyde are escaping between the keys.
A work of astounding scholarship and originality, Nose Dive distils the science behind smells and translates it into an accessible and entertaining sensory and olfactory guide. We'll sniff the ordinary ( wet pavement and cut grass ) and extraordinary ( ambergris and truffles ), the delightful ( roses and vanilla ) and the challenging ( swamplands and durians ). We'll smell each other. We'll smell ourselves. Here is a story of the world, of all of the smells under our noses.
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