An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars

Seven Paradoxical Tales

Book - 2012
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As with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world, and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre; patients for whom disorientation and alienation - but also adaptation - are inescapable facts of life.
Publisher: London : 2012, c1995. Picador,
ISBN: 9780330523608
Branch Call Number: ANF 616.809 SACK
Characteristics: 1 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm

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jengel30
Jan 29, 2015

Well, I seem to be on "HOLD" for "Anthropologist on Mars" but I don't see where I can indicate pick up at the BALLARD branch library.

Very confusing--but then, I'm not very adept with internet order/request forms.
sorry,
-Judith engel-

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Liber_vermis
Jan 11, 2012

Another amazing compilation of the experiences of seven of Sacks' patients who demonstrate the key role of the brain as the final interpreter of our senses.

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BadCzech
Apr 09, 2008

I love Oliver Sacks. Intelligent, interesting, and understandable by those who don't necessarily have a background in neurology or sociology. Don't forget to check out The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and The Island of the Colorblind.

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