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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
Revised and Expanded With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia , he shows us a variety of what he calls ?musical misalignments.? Among them: a man struck by lightning... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 13.63
In his most extraordinary book, "one of the greatest clinical writers of the 20th century" ( New York Times ) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.It tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 13.63
The bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat describes how we experience the visual worldIn Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks explored music and the brain; now, in The Mind's Eye, he writes about the myriad ways in which we experience the visual world: how we see in three dimensions; how we recognize individual faces or places; how we... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 16.35
Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds.In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people ? those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one... more...
- D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 15.95
In the 100 days of genocide that ravaged Rwanda in 1994, one million people were killed and as many as 500,000 women and girls were raped. No one was spared. Grandmothers were raped in front of their grandchildren; young girls witnessed their families being massacred before being taken as sex slaves. Nearly all the women who survived were victims... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 66.99
Owls are enduringly popular birds, but due to their nocturnal habits most species are difficult to see well. The plumages of many species are cryptic and difficult to separate by plumage alone. This problem is compounded by the different morphs that many adopt. This book fully describes every known species and subspecies of owl, as well as presenting... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 35.00
For decades the European Union tried changing its institutions, but achieved only unsatisfying political compromises and modest, incremental treaty revisions. In late 2009, however, the EU was successfully reformed through the Treaty of Lisbon. Reforming the European Union examines how political leaders ratified this treaty against all odds and... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95
The Vicar of Wakefield follows the life of a wealthy vicar and his family who lie an idyllic life in their country parish thanks to the vicar's clever investments. The evening that his son is to marry an heiress, the vicar discovers that his merchant investor has lost all his money in bankruptcy. Written by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith in the... more...