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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hatby Oliver Sacks

    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...

  • The Mind's Eyeby Oliver Sacks

    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...

  • Musicophiliaby Oliver Sacks

    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...

  • 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...

  • Musicophiliaby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the... more...

  • The Mind's Eyeby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    From the author of the #1 national bestselling Musicophilia comes a truly visionary book: an exploration of the remarkable, unpredictable ways that our brains cope with the loss of sight by finding new forms of perception to create worlds as complete and rich as the no-longer-visible world. Following the phenomenal success of his international bestseller... more...

  • Awakeningsby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00

    The Washington Post "Compulsively readable. . . . Dr. Sacks writes beautifully and with exceptional subtlety and penetration into both the state of mind of his patients and the nature of illness generally. . . . A brilliant and humane book." ?A. Alvarez, The Observer "[Sacks] opens to the reader doors of perception generally passed through only... more...

  • Seeing Voicesby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00

    Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices , Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition... more...