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An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales - Oliver Sacks
An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
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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... show more
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 so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679756972 (0679756973)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 Swan Song
Too bad there's no bittersweet emoji. (And ironic that a website that dedicates itself to the discussion of books would want us to distill our ideas about a thing made of many words to a little yellow circle. Aren't we all here to avoid this?) Anyway. This is Oliver Sacks love letter to the worl...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it
3.0 Sense and sensibility
“He feels he has been given “a whole new world”, which the rest of us, distracted by color, are insensitive to. He no longer thinks of color, pines for it, grieves its loss. He has almost come to see his achromatopsia as a strange gift, one that has ushered him into a new state of sensibility and be...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
5.0 An Anthropologist on Mars (Spanish Edition)
simple while at the same time comprehensive. approachable like Roach, but on a slightly more fluid and cohesive style. However, its approached in a more scientific manner, and thus doesnt make you laugh out loud while riding the T.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
0.0 An Anthropologist on Mars (Spanish Edition)
I gave up after two stalled efforts to interest myself. One thing I learned: the description of Tourette's symptoms sounds a lot like some descriptions of autism symptoms. Whether or not that means anything, I don't know.Library copy.
jakubzdanewicz
jakubzdanewicz rated it
5.0 An Anthropologist on Mars
Believe it or not but these tales were first written down in a clinical neurologist's notebook, which means they are all real cases of human disorders. Of course there are many neurologists in the world, but there is only one of them who can TELL US there stories in an extraordinary and yet simple m...
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