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  • Musicophiliaby Oliver Sacks

    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...

  • Vintage Sacksby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 10.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?It is Dr. Sacks?s gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is.? ? The Wall Street Journal Dubbed ?the poet laureate of medicine? by The New York Times, Oliver... more...

  • The Mind's Eyeby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    In The Mind?s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these... more...

  • Oaxaca Journalby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados?mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and birders?he embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a region that is also rich in human history and... more...

  • A Leg to Stand Onby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.46

    ?Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent? Observer When Oliver Sacks, a physician by profession, injured his leg while climbing a mountain, he found himself in an unusual position ? that of patient. The injury itself was severe, but straightforward to fix; the psychological... more...

  • Uncle Tungstenby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    ?If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind? The Times In Uncle Tungsten Sacks evokes, with warmth and wit, his upbringing in wartime England. He tells of the large science-steeped family who fostered his early fascination with chemistry. There follow his years at boarding school where,... more...

  • An Anthropologist on Marsby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    'An inexhaustible tourist at the farther reaches of the mind, Sacks presents, in sparse, unsentimental prose, the stories of seven of his patients. The result is as rich, vivid and compelling as any collection of short fictional stories' Independent on Sunday As with his previous bestseller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , in An Anthropologist... more...

  • Musicophiliaby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    ?A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders? Daily Telegraph 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... more...

  • The Mind's Eyeby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    ?Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent? Observer How does the brain perceive and interpret information from the eye? And what happens when the process is disrupted? In The Mind?s Ey e, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world... more...

  • Migraineby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    'A mine of treasures, a source of visions, a microcosm of human experience and suffering, the philosopher's stone: Migraine is a remarkable achievement' Sunday Telegraph Migraine is an age-old - the first recorded instances date back over two thousand years - and often debilitating condition, affecting a 'substantial minority' of the population... more...