On the Scent: Unlocking the Mysteries of Smell - and How Its Loss Can Change Your World (Hardback)
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On the Scent: Unlocking the Mysteries of Smell - and How Its Loss Can Change Your World (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 23/06/2022
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A fascinating exploration of how losing our sense of smell can shape our world, and how the global pandemic transformed our understanding of this mysterious sense.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783966424
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


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“Engaging and hopeful” New Scientist   “Genuinely interesting …There were quite a few of those 'ooh, that's interesting' moments … If you have lost your sense of smell or had it distorted - something that far more of us have experienced in the past couple of years as a result of Covid - I would strongly recommend this book.” Popular Science   “An enthralling, elegantly written, and poignant exploration of our most neglected sense, one whose role in human life – in memory, emotion, attachment – has suddenly been made vivid by loss.” Peter Godfrey-Smith, author of the bestselling OTHER MINDS "Such an engaging and pleasurable read which should do a lot to lift smell out of the shadows ... packed with insights and observations that bring this topic to life for everyone" Professor Barry Smith, Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London "Destined to be a bible for anyone who has lost their sense of smell, whether from Covid or not" Chrissi Kelly, AbScent "You don’t need to have lost your sense of smell to love this book, but if you have you will devour it... it will profoundly change the way you think about our ability to smell and how its loss affects our lives. This is science writing at its very best." Fiona Fox, author of BEYOND THE HYPE: The inside story of science's biggest media controversies ”Of the three major senses – sight, hearing and smell – smell is the most neglected. But it got its revenge in Covid. Paola Totaro and Robert Wainwright have written a fascinating book, alerting us to so many aspects of what we take for granted.” David Hare

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“Powerful, educating and enthralling”

ON THE SCENT - Paola Totoro and Robert Wainwright

Well this is a timely book for me. It dropped on my doorstep as I was entering my second experience of Covid.

The first time in August 2021 myself, my husband and my... More

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“So much information & written very well”

When Paola Totaro caught Covid, she lost her sense of smell and taste. She used that experience to write On the Scent with her husband, Robert Wainwright. The book is a wide-ranging exploration of how, what and why we... More

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“Brilliant.”

I loved this book. Such a well written and timely deep dive into what it’s like, and why we lose, our fifth sense. The sense of smell is so deeply rooted in us and such an everyday part of who we are and we live that... More

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