"Sensuous Geographies" is an exploratory study of our immediate sensuous experience of the world. Touch, smell, hearing and sight - the four senses chiefly relevant to geographical experience - both receive and structure information. Historical, cultural and technological contexts influence this process. Basic issues of definition are illustrated through a variety of sensuous geographies. Focusing on postmodern concerns with representation, the book challenges us to reconsider the role of the sensuous as not merely the physical basis of understanding but as an integral part of the cultural definition of geographical knowledge.