Toward the Dominance of Vision?

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Science  18 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5874, pp. 319
DOI: 10.1126/science.1157191

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Sensing the Past. Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching in History. By Mark M. Smith. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008. 190 pp. $55. ISBN 9780520254954. Paper, $19.95. ISBN 9780520254961.

This short historical survey demonstrates how sensory perception is a cultural as well as physiological act.