Download e-book for iPad: Adam's Nose, and the Making of Humankind by Michael Stoddart

By Michael Stoddart

ISBN-10: 1783265175

ISBN-13: 9781783265176

ISBN-10: 1783265183

ISBN-13: 9781783265183

This booklet is set the evolution of the feel of odor, from its bacterial foundation 3.4 billion years in the past, to modern day smooth, subtle people with an insatiable urge for food for perfumes and fragrances. It explains how odor works and the way animals experience the surroundings. the connection among intercourse and odor drives a lot of animal behaviour, and the importance of the human lack of the vomeronasal organ — part of the feel of scent in animals that responds to intercourse smells — is pointed out as a seminal occasion within the making of humankind.

Humans are way over animals, despite the fact that, and Adam's nostril explores incense and perfumes, in addition to the odour imagery in artwork, literature and poetry. it truly is written for readers attracted to what makes us human, and doesn't presuppose a excessive point of clinical realizing. The textual content is complete and gives key references to the suitable clinical literature. The publication will entice scientists and scholars in quite a number organic disciplines, together with human evolution, anthropology, olfactory communique, animal behaviour, perfumery and aromatherapy.

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