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  • 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...

  • An Anthropologist on Marsby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat . These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not... more...

  • Awakeningsby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty... more...

  • Awakeningsby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    Awakenings --which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which... more...

  • Gratitudeby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00 US$ 12.99

    ?My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.?  ?Oliver Sacks No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical... more...

  • Gratitudeby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 9.06

    Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon - and writing. As Dr Sacks looked back over his long, adventurous life his final thoughts were of gratitude. In a series of remarkable,... more...

  • Hallucinationsby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Have you ever seen something that wasn?t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don?t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering... more...

  • Hallucinationsby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.06

    Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. In some conditions, hallucinations can... more...

  • The Island of the Colorblindby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing... more...

  • The Island of the Colour-blindby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    'Sacks is rightly renowned for his empathy . . . anyone with a taste for the exotic will find this beautifully written book highly engaging' Sunday Times Always fascinated by islands, Oliver Sacks is drawn to the Pacific by reports of the tiny atoll of Pingelap, with its isolated community of islanders born totally colour-blind; and to Guam, where... more...