This Fall, many of you may be teaching a course on sensation and perception or lecturing on scent culture. Why not put What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life on your reading list (as we did!)? It’s an entertaining way to introduce students to classical topics such as odor memory and identification, important aroma molecules, history of scent measurement, and more.
A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology, and short listed for the Royal Society Science Book Prize, Avery Gilbert’s What the Nose Knows has garnered high praise from critics and bloggers alike. The paperback edition is available on Amazon for $11.49; the Kindle version is $5.99. (The original hardcover edition sold out ages ago.)