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On the scent : a journey through the science of smell / Paolo Pelosi.

Author:
Pelosi, Paolo [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
xiv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-263) and index.
Contents:
1. Smells and molecules. Molecules in the air : smells in our everyday life -- Smells and molecules : chemical analysis in the nose -- Sniffing our way around : a walk among smells -- The olfactory code : a chemical language -- 2. Messengers of sex and danger. Insect pheromones : fatal attraction -- Mammalian pheromones : smelling ranks and kinship -- 3. Proteins and smells. The biochemistry of olfaction : odorants meet the proteins -- Odorant-binding proteins : a family of versatile molecules -- Receptors and beyond : from odorants to emotions -- 4. At the edge of imagination. Science or magic? : the debate on human pheromones -- Digital olfaction : detecting and reproducing smells -- Conclusion.
Subject(s):
Smell [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780198719052
  • 0198719051
LCCN:
2015949829
OCLC:
945763920
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