The Secret of Scent

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ISBN: 9780061133848
Release Date: 2007-10-23
Number of pages: 224
Author: Luca Turin
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Secret of Scent in PDF and EPUB One man's passion for perfume leads him to explore one of the most intriguing scientific mysteries: What makes one molecule smell of garlic while another smells of rose? In this witty, engrossing, and wildly original volume, author Luca Turin explores the two competing theories of smell. Is scent determined by molecular shape or molecular vibrations? Turin describes in fascinating detail the science, the evidence, and the often contentious debate—from the beginnings of organic chemistry to the present day—and pays homage to the scientists who went before. With its uniquely accessible and captivating approach to science via art, The Secret of Scent will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered about the most mysterious of the five senses.


Der Quantenbeat des Lebens

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ISBN: 9783843711883
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Number of pages: 432
Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

Download and read online Der Quantenbeat des Lebens in PDF and EPUB WORUM GEHT ES? Leben ist das faszinierendste Phänomen des Universums. Aber wie entsteht es? Wie funktioniert es? Und wieso verändert es sich ständig? Die noch junge Wissenschaft der Quantenbiologie liefert bahnbrechende Erklärungen für diese bislang ungelösten Rätsel. Jim Al-Khalili und Johnjoe McFadden zeigen, wie die unglaublich kleinen Ereignisse in der Quantenwelt eine große Wirkung auf alles Leben haben. Genau wie Richard Dawkins‘ Das egoistische Gen kann dieses Buch unser Verständnis von Evolution grundlegend verändern. WAS IST BESONDERS? Dieses Buch eröffnet uns eine völlig neue Sichtweise darauf, wie Leben entsteht und sich erhält. Die Autoren verbinden aktuelle wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse mit großartigen Erzählungen über das Faszinosum Leben. WER LIEST? • Jeder, der sich für neue Wissensgebiete interessiert • Die Leser von Richard Dawkins und Stephen Hawking


Parfum

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ISBN: 9783406639296
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Number of pages: 173
Author: Jean-Claude Ellena
Publisher: C.H.Beck

Download and read online Parfum in PDF and EPUB Der Chefparfumeur von Hermès persönlich öffnet die Tür, um uns einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Parfumhersteller werfen zu lassen. Wie werden Parfums kreiert? Woher kommen die Aromen, wie werden sie hergestellt? Wie entwickelt man ein Duft-Gedächtnis? Was sind die wichtigsten Parfums und wann wurden sie geschaffen? Ein unterhaltsamer Führer durch die glamouröse Welt der Düfte.


Die Bienenh terin

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ISBN: 9783641024734
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Number of pages: 352
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: btb Verlag

Download and read online Die Bienenh terin in PDF and EPUB Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...


Chanel No 5

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ISBN: 9783455850543
Release Date: 2012-09-12
Number of pages: 319
Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

Download and read online Chanel No 5 in PDF and EPUB In einer kleinen Flasche Chanel No. 5 wohnen tausend Geheimnisse - das zeigt diese "nicht autorisierte Biographie eines Dufts", der seit fast hundert Jahren die Welt betört. Tilar J. Mazzeo, versierte Kennerin der französischen Kulturgeschichte, erzählt die mit dem berühmten Parfum eng verknüpfte Erfolgsgeschichte einer der faszinierendsten, aber auch widersprüchlichsten Schlüsselfiguren des 20. Jahrhunderts: Coco Chanels Weg vom Waisenhaus über die Demimonde von Lyon zur Pariser Haute Couture. Nicht für eine Werbekampagne, sondern in spontaner Verzückung verriet Marilyn Monroe: "Im Bett habe ich nichts weiter an als ein paar Tropfen Chanel N°5 ." Von Brancheninsidern ehrfürchtig "le monstre" genannt, gehört die kostbare Flüssigkeit in ihrem Art-déco-Flakon, das zum Markenzeichen wurde, zu den begehrtesten Luxusaccessoires des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts und ist weltweit die Nummer 1 unter den exquisiten Parfums. Wie kam es dazu, dass dieser raffinierte Duft, der in den frühen zwanziger Jahren seinen Siegeszug antrat, ein Eigenleben entwickelte und zu einem von Millionen gepriesenen Kultobjekt wurde? Tilar J. Mazzeo schildert den rasanten Aufstieg einer Femme fatale mit Herz zur Gestalterin des modernen Savoir-vivre.


The Reason for Flowers

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ISBN: 9781476755533
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Number of pages: 352
Author: Stephen Buchmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Reason for Flowers in PDF and EPUB An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.


Elemente internationaler Medienwissenschaften

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ISBN: 9783531940724
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Number of pages: 193
Author: Peter Ludes
Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Download and read online Elemente internationaler Medienwissenschaften in PDF and EPUB Die weltweite Finanzkrise seit 2008 und die Nuklearkatastrophe in Fukushima seit März 2011 erreichten die meisten Menschen zunächst als Medienbilder, die – im Unterschied zu Tschernobyl 1986 – in Echtzeit weltweit kommuniziert wurden. Aber Infrastrukturen der Verschleierung erlaubten kaum Recherchen hinter den Kulissen. Auch die weiterhin oft national orientierten Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften berücksichtigen zu selten internationale Vernetzungen. Die neuen Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts für die Perspektive einer internationalen Medienwissenschaft erfordern aber neue Problemsichten. Diese werden in den folgenden Kapiteln vorgestellt als vernetzte Kommunikationssplitter, Schlüsselbild-Gewohnheiten, Informationsüberfluss und Wissensknappheit, mit besonderen Hinweisen auf China und die USA, Brasilianisierung Europas und indische Vielfalt unter Aspekten der Zivilisationstheorie, multiple Symbolisierungen, vernetzte Medienöffentlichkeiten, Informationsumbrüche und Infrastrukturen der Verschleierung, europäische Perspektiven und vollsinnliche Erlebnisse.


Das kleine Buch der gro en Parfums

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ISBN: 3908777860
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 142
Author: Luca Turin
Publisher:

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Life on the Edge

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ISBN: 9780307986832
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Number of pages: 368
Author: Johnjoe McFadden
Publisher: Crown

Download and read online Life on the Edge in PDF and EPUB New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015 Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on how evolution works, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics. Bringing together first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science with unparalleled gifts of explanation, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics; the phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge engages by illustrating one of life's puzzles: How do migrating birds know where to go? How do we really smell the scent of a rose? How do our genes copy themselves with such precision? Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can answer these probing questions of the universe. Guiding the reader through the rapidly unfolding discoveries of the last few years, Al-Khalili and McFadden communicate the excitement of the explosive new field of quantum biology and its potentially revolutionary applications, while offering insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life? As they brilliantly demonstrate in these groundbreaking pages, life exists on the quantum edge. – Winner, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication


Remembering Smell

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ISBN: 9780547487120
Release Date: 2010-06-16
Number of pages: 256
Author: Bonnie Blodgett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Remembering Smell in PDF and EPUB In November 2005, Bonnie Blodgett was whacked with a nasty cold. After a quick shot of a popular nasal spray up each nostril, the back of her nose was on fire. With that, Blodgett—a professional garden writer devoted to the sensual pleasures of garden and kitchen—was launched on a journey through the senses, the psyche, and the sciences. Her olfactory nerve was destroyed, perhaps forever. She had lost her sense of smell. Phantosmia—a constant stench of “every disgusting thing you can think of tossed into a blender and pureed”—is the first disorienting stage. It’s the brain’s attempt, as Blodgett vividly conveys, to compensate for loss by conjuring up a tortured facsimile. As the hallucinations fade and anosmia (no smell at all) moves in to take their place, Blodgett is beset by questions: Why are smell and mood hand-in-hand? How are smell disorders linked to other diseases? What is taste without flavor? Blodgett’s provocative conversations with renowned geneticists, smell dysfunction experts, neurobiologists, chefs, and others ultimately lead to a life-altering understanding of smell, and to the most transformative lesson of all: the olfactory nerve, in ways unlike any other in the human body has the extraordinary power to heal.


Scents and Sensibility

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ISBN: 9780191005213
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Number of pages: 400
Author: Catherine Maxwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Scents and Sensibility in PDF and EPUB This lively, accessible book is the first to explore Victorian literature through scent and perfume, presenting an extensive range of well-known and unfamiliar texts in intriguing and imaginative new ways that make us re-think literature's relation with the senses. Concentrating on aesthetic and decadent authors, Scents and Sensibility introduces a rich selection of poems, essays, and fiction, exploring these texts with reference to both the little-known cultural history of perfume use and the appreciation of natural fragrance in Victorian Britain. It shows how scent and perfume are used to convey not merely moods and atmospheres but the nuances of the aesthete or decadent's carefully cultivated identity, personality, or sensibility. A key theme is the emergence of the olfactif, the cultivated individual with a refined sense of smell, influentially represented by the poet and critic Algernon Charles Swinburne, who is emulated by a host of canonical and less well-known aesthetic and decadent successors such as Walter Pater, Edmund Gosse, John Addington Symonds, Lafcadio Hearn, Michael Field, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Mark André Raffalovich, Theodore Wratislaw, and A. Mary F. Robinson. This book explores how scent and perfume pervade the work of these authors in many different ways, signifying such diverse things as style, atmosphere, influence, sexuality, sensibility, spirituality, refinement, individuality, the expression of love and poetic creativity, and the aura of personality, dandyism, modernity, and memory. A coda explores the contrasting twentieth-century responses of Virginia Woolf and Compton Mackenzie to the scent of Victorian literature.


The Compatibility Gene

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ISBN: 9780199316434
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Daniel M. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Compatibility Gene in PDF and EPUB The Compatibility Gene takes readers on a global journey of discovery spanning 60 years, involving scores of scientists, and encompassing the history of transplants and immunology. That journey has revealed astonishing links between who we are as individuals and our never-ceasing struggle to survive disease. Most of the 25,000 genes we possess are the same for all of us. Compatibility genes are those that vary most from person to person and give each of us a unique molecular signature. These genes determine both the extent to which we are susceptible to a vast range of illnesses and the different ways each of us fights disease. In The Compatibility Gene, distinguished immunologist Daniel Davis draws on new research to suggest a number of even more fascinating-and controversial-conclusions about compatibility genes: that we find others more or less sexy according to their compatibility genes (dating services are starting to match people in this way); that the wiring between some neurons is kept or broken according to the activity of compatibility genes; and that compatibility genes influence the chances of a couple having a successful pregnancy. Profoundly personal, life-forming and life-changing decisions appear to be governed by the actions of a few inherited genes. Most importantly, Davis proposes that because we each respond slightly differently to any particular disease, in the not-too-distant future vaccines and other medications may be tailored to match our compatibility genes, a revolutionary breakthrough in the fight against disease. Including vivid portraits of the scientists who worked tirelessly to unlock the secrets of compatibility genes, as well as patients who survived disease due to lucky genetic inheritances, The Compatibility Gene explains an aspect of human biology that will undoubtedly have profound impacts on medical practice in the 21st Century.


The Hidden Power of Smell

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ISBN: 9783319156514
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Number of pages: 213
Author: Paul A. Moore
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online The Hidden Power of Smell in PDF and EPUB The main purpose of the book is to provide insight into an area that humans often take for granted. There are wonderful and exciting stories of organisms using chemical signals as a basis of a sophisticated communication system. In many instances, chemical signals can provide more detailed and accurate information than any other mode of communication, yet this world is hidden from us because of our focus on visual and auditory signals.​ Although we have a diversity of senses available to us, humans are primarily auditory and visual animals. These stimuli are sent to the more cognitive areas of our brain where they are immediately processed for information. We use sounds to communicate and music to excite or soothe us. Our vision provides us with communication, entertainment, and information about our world. Even though our world is dominated by other stimulus energies, we have chosen, in an evolutionary sense, either auditory or visual signals to carry our most important information. This is not the case for most other organisms. Chemical signals, mediated through the sense of smell and taste, are typically more important and are used more often than other sensory signals. The world of communication using chemicals is an alien world for us. We are unaware of how important chemical signals are to other organisms and we often overlook the influence of chemical signals in our own life. Part of this naïveté about chemical signals is due to our cultural focus on visual and auditory signals, but a larger part of our collective ignorance is the lack of information about chemical communication in both popular and scientific writings. The popular press and popular writings virtually ignore the chemical senses, especially in regard to their role or influence for humans and our human culture. Academic books and textbooks are no better.


Augmented Human

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ISBN: 9781491928387
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Number of pages: 156
Author: Helen Papagiannis
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Augmented Human in PDF and EPUB Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the boundary between the physical and digital worlds. In AR’s current exploration phase, innovators are beginning to create compelling and contextually rich applications that enhance a user’s everyday experiences. In this book, Dr. Helen Papagiannis—a world-leading expert in the field—introduces you to AR: how it’s evolving, where the opportunities are, and where it’s headed. If you’re a designer, developer, entrepreneur, student, educator, business leader, artist, or simply curious about AR’s possibilities, this insightful guide explains how you can become involved with an exciting, fast-moving technology. You’ll explore how: Computer vision, machine learning, cameras, sensors, and wearables change the way you see the world Haptic technology syncs what you see with how something feels Augmented sound and hearables alter the way you listen to your environment Digital smell and taste augment the way you share and receive information New approaches to storytelling immerse and engage users more deeply Users can augment their bodies with electronic textiles, embedded technology, and brain-controlled interfaces Human avatars can learn our behaviors and act on our behalf