Avery Gilbert is a smell scientist. He's conducted research on human odor perception in academic laboratories and in the R&D divisions of multinational perfume companies. Along the way he's taught scores of audiences about the science of smell. What the Nose Knows is a fast-paced tour of the latest discoveries and how they challenge long-held beliefs about the sense of smell. It was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology, and was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.