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    Has anybody read this Luca Turin book? If so, what did you think of it? I've read "Perfumes: The Guide" and "Emperor of Scent", Burr's book about Turin, but I never heard anything about "Secret". Here is a link to the book.

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Sec...SRI=luca+turin
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    Secret of Scent is one I have marked for reading but I haven't gotten around to doing so. It'll be interesting for sure, Dennard.
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    I read it and enjoyed it. It's a little dry and more technical than Burr's, but it's perfectly readable for the layman.

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    I haven't read it, but Mr. Turin is an interesting creature...

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    Thanks for the thoughts and further suggestions, everybody.

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    I have owned the book for over a year and have read only about 60% of it. It's a very technical and rather boring book about Turin's vibrational theory of odor perception. I haven't been able to muster enough interest to finish it. (Keep in mind that I am a Ph.D. level biochemist myself. If a scientist finds it boring, what would a layman think?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    I have owned the book for over a year and have read only about 60% of it. It's a very technical and rather boring book about Turin's vibrational theory of odor perception. I haven't been able to muster enough interest to finish it. (Keep in mind that I am a Ph.D. level biochemist myself. If a scientist finds it boring, what would a layman think?)
    I found it fascinating. If Turin's theory of vibrational odor perception proves to be correct, it will be a landmark in science.
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    I haven't personally read it, but IIRC based on the amazon reviews, the emperor of scent basically covers the just of the theory but in a more comprehensible way along with the context. Even that was dry for me.
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    I read it last year (library book). It wasn't interesting enough to buy a copy of to have on hand, though.

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    I've actually read it twice and found it quite engrossing. Yes, it is technical, but it's also accessible. However, you shouldn't expect Burr-style anecdotes from it.
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