Exploring the hidden complexities of our most under-used and misunderstood sense. Smell is the most emotional and evocative of our senses: it can bring back memories faster and with more immediacy than a photograph - so why is it so little understood? Armed with a hungry curiosity and a willingness to self-experiment, author Barney Shaw goes in search of the hidden meanings of smells. Unlike any other book before it, The Smell of Fresh Rain opens your mind to this neglected sense to enhance all of your senses - allowing you to appreciate the world anew. Book jacket.