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The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell Paperback – 1 Nov 2007

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  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco Press; Reprint edition (1 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061133841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061133848
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,051,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Turin writes brilliantly, with the easy confidence of the expert and the infectious enthusiasm of the true amateur.--Tim Radford, The Guardian

The best science book of the year so far.--BBC Radio 4

A rich sensory trip ... this indispensable guide to all things smelly is as good as it gets.--Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Luca Turin holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of London. Since 1996 he has worked on primary olfactory reception and the prediction of odor character. In 2001 he became chief technical officer of Flexitral, where he uses his theory of olfaction to design new fragrances and flavor molecules.


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