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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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99
When the railroad stretched its steel rails across the American West in the 1870s, it opened up a vast expanse of territory with very few people but enormous agricultural potential: a second Western frontier, the garden West. Agriculture quickly followed the railroads, making way for Kansas wheat and Colorado sugar beets and Washington apples. With... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 14.00
From the late '60s to the late '90s, Max Wyman was by turns the Vancouver Sun's dance critic, music critic, drama critic, arts columnist, and book-review editor. Since retiring, he has represented Canada on a UNESCO cultural-policy commission. The Defiant Imagination is his impassioned plea to keep culture at the heart of the Canadian experiment.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 37.00
This book is a comprehensive account of trends in Russian public opinion over the period 1988-94. Analysing data from Russian polling organizations, it covers the development of a professional polling industry and looks at changing popular moods; the depth of democratic values; attitudes towards political institutions; the attempt to introduce a free... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.00
Get ready to relearn everything you thought you knew about what a successful career path can look like. Today, unemployment hovers at a near-record high, yet 3.5 million American jobs remain unfilled . Why? Because companies simply cannot find people with the skills they actually need. The good news is that this skills gap represents unprecedented... more...