What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life by Avery Gilbert
This fall many of you may be teaching a course on sensation and perception or lecturing on scent culture. Why not put What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life on your reading list? It’s a entertaining way to introduce students to such classical topics as odor memory and identification, key aroma molecules, olfactory receptor genomics, and the history of scent measurement.
A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology, and short listed for the Royal Society Science Book Prize, Avery Gilbert’s What the Nose Knows has garnered high praise from critics and bloggers alike. The recently released paperback edition is available on Amazon for only $11.49; the Kindle version is $5.99. (The original hardcover edition sold out ages ago.)