A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

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.

Uploader unencumber Notes:
Retail EPUB, comprises TOC/chapters

Show description

Read Online or Download A Natural History of the Senses PDF

Similar nature books

Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds

A annoyed housewife units out to determine extra chook species than someone in history—and finally ends up risking her existence many times within the wildest locations in the world.

Phoebe Snetsinger had deliberate to be a scientist, yet, like most ladies who bought married within the Nineteen Fifties, she ended up protecting condo, with 4 little ones and a house within the suburbs by way of her mid-thirties. Numb and remoted, she grew to become to bird-watching, yet she quickly uninterested in the birds close to domestic and yearned to commute the area. Then her existence took a crushing flip: At forty-nine, she used to be clinically determined with melanoma and advised that she had below a 12 months to dwell. Devastated, she started crisscrossing the globe, discovering infrequent and stunning birds that introduced her to the heights of religious ecstasy. yet because it grew to become out, she beat the melanoma. She finally went to greater than 100 international locations, had common brushes with risk, grew to become a hero within the birding global, and set a list for the main species obvious. lifestyles checklist is a strong portrait of a girl who stumbled on shelter from society’s expectancies in a deadly and soul-stirring obsession.

Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Butterflies

Photographs by way of Bob Gibbons and Richard Revels.


This booklet is as visually amazing because it turns out to be useful within the box, with many lovely full-page and double-page pictures to aid the authoritative text.

The creation explains the fundamentals of butterflies and their identity. every one species is illustrated by means of the author's impressive photos. The textual content covers info akin to identification good points, distribution, habitat, prestige, confusion species and engaging evidence.

3 Among the Wolves: A Couple and Their Dog Live a Year with Wolves in the Wild

Helen and invoice Thayer, followed via their part-wolf, normally Husky puppy, Charlie, got down to reside between wild wolf packs -- first within the Canadian Yukon after which within the Arctic. after they arrange camp inside a hundred ft of a wolf den, they have been greeted with apprehension. yet they determine belief through the years as the wolves settle for Charlie because the alpha male of the newly arrived "pack.

Additional info for A Natural History of the Senses

Example text

Marianum after the isolation of fatty oils. Seeds are rich in fatty acid composition. e. linoleic acid > oleic acid > palmitic acid > stearic acid [7]. 72. The physiochemical properties of S. marianum oil are described in Table 1 [8]. From Table 1, it has been reported that S. marianum is rich in oil and fatty acids which is important from medicinal point of view. The seeds could be utilized as edible oil and proteins [9]. 3 Modulation of Cell Signaling Pathways by Silymarin Apart from its hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects, the use of silymarin has been broadened to other actions such as cardioprotection, skin protection, neuroprotection, and chemoprotection.

Agarwal R (2000) Cell signaling and regulators of cell cycle as molecular targets for prostate cancer prevention by dietary agents. Biochem Pharmacol 60:1051–1059 26. Wang JY, Chang CC, Chiang CC et al (2012) Silibinin suppresses the maintenance of colorectal cancer stem-like cells by inhibiting PP2A/AKT/mTOR pathways. J Cell Biochem 113:1733–1743 27. Singh RP, Agarwal R (2004) Prostate cancer prevention by silibinin. Curr Cancer Drug Targets 4:1–11 Silymarin and Its Role in Chronic Diseases 41 28.

Kreeman V, Skottova N, Walterova D (1998) Silymarin inhibits the development of diet-induced hypercholesterolemia in rats. Planta Med 64:138–142 49. Gazak R, Walterova D, Kren V (2007) Silybin and silymarin—new and emerging applications in medicine. Curr Med Chem 14:315–338 50. Tyagi A, Agarwal C, Harrison G et al (2004) Silibinin causes cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human bladder transitional cell carcinoma cells by regulating CDKI-CDK-cyclin cascade, and caspase 3 and PARP cleavages. Carcinogenesis 25:1711–1720 51.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 19 votes