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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...

  • 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...

  • Oaxaca Journalby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Canada 2012; US$ 19.95

    "I have been an inveterate keeper of journals since I was 14 especially at times of adventure and crisis and travel. Here, for the first time, such a journal made its way to publication, not that much changed from the raw, handwritten journal that I kept during my fascinated 9 days in Oaxaca." Dr. Oliver Sacks   Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer... more...

  • Seeing Voicesby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan UK 1990; US$ 16.35

    With Seeing Voices Dr Sacks launches us on a journey into the world of the deaf ? which he explores with the same passion and insight that have illuminated other human conditions for his readers everywhere.This book begins with the history of deaf people in the 18th century, the often outrageous ways in which they have been treated in the past, and... 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...