The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival

Forsideomslag
Simon and Schuster, 18. sep. 2003 - 272 sider
Each year Americans spend billions of dollars on their noses. From over-the-counter sinus remedies to cosmetic surgery, aromatherapy to Chanel no. 5, we are a nation immersed in all things nasal. But how did this one vital organ become an object of beauty, a status symbol, the basis for judging character? What led to the invention of cotton tissues? Why do we follow our noses when seeking a mate -- or choosing a president?
The Nose is a fascinating tour of its subject through history and biology, art and culture, sex and sensibility, sickness and health. Gabrielle Glaser breathes life into her research by offering engaging anecdotes and personal interviews with physicians and their patients; members of the FDA and the Fragrance Foundation; a rabbi who contemplates the nose in sacred Jewish texts; and a plastic surgeon who finally puts his own proboscis under the knife. Sure to awaken the senses of anyone who has pondered, probed, concealed, or cosmetically altered their noses, this book proves that there¹s more to the nose than meets the eye.
 

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An absolutely marvelous book, full of things yucky (unbelievably so) and frightening. It is a book of horrors and wonders (as in: I wonder how people could ever have believed such a crock!), yet at ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

Memoir of a Nose
1
HISTORY OF THE NOSE THE FIRST TWO MILLENNIA
15
Centuries of Stench
17
The History of Science As Told Through the Nose
46
Nagasaki Up the Nose
73
THE NOSE AND MODERN SCIENCE
93
What Smells?
95
A Glimpse
127
Odor and Memory
134
The Sinus Business
150
Smells Like Money
181
Epilogue
243
Notes
251
Ac knowledgments
261
Copyright

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Om forfatteren (2003)

Gabrielle Glaser is the author of Strangers to the Tribe and The Nose, and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Mademoiselle, The Economist, Glamour, The Washington Post, and Health, among other publications.

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