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Scent, the mysterious and essential powers of smell by Annick Le GuГ©rer

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Odors -- History.,
  • Odors -- Social aspects.,
  • Smell -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAnnick Le Guérer ; translated from the French by Richard Miller.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQP458 .L4413 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 260 p.
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20906623M
ISBN 100701140194, 0394585267

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