By Diane Ackerman
Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand journey of the area of the senses comprises conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a pro nostril in big apple, in addition to dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic food and the song performed by way of the planet Earth.
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