A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES
"Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of the Senses is an aphrodisiac for the sense receptors. Read a chapter, then step outside and voila: The sky is a deeper blue, the birds sing a sweeter song. How could the world seem otherwise, after feasting on such voluptuous prose?"
"A Natural History of the Senses is full of answers to the sorts of questions that the child in each of us often asks. But what draws you most happily through the book is the language. Ms. Ackerman gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds that the human senses take in."
-- Christopher Lehman-Haupt, The New York Times
"Ms. Ackerman brings a poet's eye, a sharp intellect, and meticulous research to her Natural History. Letting a writer of the finest sensibility take us on a guided tour of our senses is exhilarating and emancipating-- the best kind of journey."
-- Nicholas Christopher