Perfume takes the reader behind the scenes to watch how the elements of perfume are harvested and processed. This book with oversize pages contains stunning colour photographs.'
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Scores of glorious Full-Color photographs make this one-of-a-kind book as lavish a treat for the eye as for the imagination--and as unforgettably, irresistibly evocative as a classic perfume.From Booklist:
Newman's investigation of perfume and the perfume industry began as an article for National Geographic, but as she delved deeper into the topic, she found herself writing a book. There are many, many books published each year that should never have been promoted beyond magazine articles. Fortunately, this is not one of them. Whether Newman is describing the science of extracting scent from the natural world, the technology of manufacturing perfume, the business of producing it, or the craft of selling it, she never fails to capture the reader's imagination, both with the indelible detail (a concentrate made from French jasmine sells for $12,000 a pound) and the fascinating historical aside (the fragrance industry in England was launched in 1573, when the earl of Oxford gave Queen Elizabeth I a pair of scented gloves). Perhaps most memorable is the chapter in which Newman describes her participation in a journey to the Costa Rican rain forest in search of new scents. A terrific mix of popular science and culture. Ilene Cooper
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Descripción National Geographic, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0792273788
Descripción National Geographic, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0792273788
Descripción National Geographic, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110792273788
Descripción National Geographic Society. Estado de conservación: New. pp. 176. Nº de ref. de la librería 5796745