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The Emperor Of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession and the Last Mystery of the Senses Paperback – 4 Mar 2004

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  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (4 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099460238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099460237
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Emperor of Scent is a gem of a book- I was mesmerised and enlightened by the many perfect asides woven into the main body of this incredible true tale." (Alexandra Fuller)

"With the contagious enthusiasm of a nerd given the run of a chemistry lab, he has transformed a chance meeting with a curious biophysicist named Luca Turin into an amusing and poetic adventure in science and art." (Washington Post)

"Ebullient- a book that celebrates the randomness and arbitrariness of discovery while also translating complex science into the colloquial- as its title indicates, The Emperor of Scent presents a larger-than-life autocrat and his interesting, engaging eccentricities-an inspired, exhilarating view of idiosyncratic science" (New York Times)

"Fascinating and lucid- the details of Turin's work unfold like a revelation. For his part, Burr does a fine job of turning both the science and the academic jockeying around a possible publication in Nature into a pulse-racing affair." (New Yorker)

"A brilliant, feisty scientist at the center of a nasty, back-stabbing, utterly absorbing, cliff-hanging scramble for the Nobel Prize. The Emperor of Scent is a quirky, wonderful book." (John Berendt)

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Patrick Suskind's novel Perfume made real - the true history of a scientific genius with eerie powers of smell who uses his gifts to solve one of the body's last secrets: how the nose works.

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