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- 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...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.95
An illuminating book about the power of music, from the bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks has been hailed by the New York Times as ?one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century?. In this eagerly awaited new book, the subject of his uniquely literate scrutiny is music: our relationship with it, our... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
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...
- 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...
- Pan Macmillan UK 1990; US$ 18.03
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...
- 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...
- Pan Macmillan UK 1992; US$ 18.98
In this, the most personal of all his books, neurologist Oliver Sacks tells the story of an injury he sustained while climbing a mountain in Norway and the terrifying, bizarre aftermath when he realised with horror that his leg felt alienated. It did not feel like it was part of his body, but a foreign object somehow attached to him. This sort of disembodiment,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 15.18
The bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat describes how we experience the visual world In 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$ 18.03
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...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.95
?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, Oliver Sacks uses... more...