Everything in Its Place First Loves and Last Tales

Heftet / 2020 / Engelsk

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9781509821808
Publisert
2020
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Picador
Aldersnivå
01, G
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Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
Sider
320
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202 gr
Høyde
197 mm
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130 mm
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20 mm
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Everything in Its Place First Loves and Last Tales

Heftet / 2020 / Engelsk
From the bestselling author of On Gratitude and On the Move.In this spirited volume, Oliver Sacks examines the many passions of his own life - both as a doctor engaged with the central questions of human existence, and as a polymath conversant in all the sciences. Why do humans need gardens? How, and when, does a physician tell his patient she has Alzheimer's? What is social media doing to our brains? In several of the compassionate case histories collected here, Sacks considers for the first time the enigmas of depression, psychosis, and schizophrenia, and in others he returns to conditions that have long fascinated him: Tourette's syndrome, ageing, dementia, and hallucinations. In counterpoint to these elegant investigations of what makes us human, this volume also includes pieces that celebrate Sacks's love of the natural world - and his last meditations on life in the twenty-first century. Everything in Its Place gives us an intimate portrait of a master writer and thinker at work.
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A remarkable celebration of Sacks's varied interests, told with his characteristic compassion and erudition, and in his luminous prose.
Wonderfully odd . . . Life bursts through all of Oliver Sacks's writing. He was and will remain a brilliant singularity. It's hard to call to mind one dull passage in his work-one dull sentence, for that matter . . . * The New York Times Book Review *Magical . . . [Everything in Its Place] showcases the neurologist's infinitely curious mind * People Magazine *Extraordinarily touching-not lacking in his habitual energy and driven curiosity, but somehow vulnerable, even fragile . . . [He was] an unusual boy, one who had, as he puts it, an "overwhelming sense of Truth and Beauty" . . . and it becomes increasingly clear that Sacks was that boy to the very end of his days, engaging, eagerly and with a never-ending sense of wonder, not only with science but with its history and the people who made it . . . Our best chance for the future, we may feel, is that there may be others among us like this uncommon, passionate, and enlightened man . . . -- Simon Callow * The New York Review of Books *Sacks further secures his legacy with this most recent collection of his work . . . The Shakespeare of science writing might suffice, but Sacks ultimately defies comparison to bygone or even contemporary authors. As readers we can rejoice that, while cancer may have claimed his body, his voice continues to ring out * Scientist *If you are not already familiar with the writing of Oliver Sacks, this volume is a lovely way to acquaint yourself with it . . . Sacks is a humanist author, one who has an amazing capacity to inspire awe and reawaken the reader to the beauty of the smallest and often most unforgotten, disenfranchised aspects of life on earth. Above all, his greatest strength is how he skillfully allows the non-specialist to deeply delve into the field of neurological study. He is an author with a sense of constant questioning and bewilderment at the complexity of human existence. His writing is beautifully crafted and profound * New York Journal of Books *
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Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings.Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine', and over the years he received many awards, including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August 2015.For more information, please visit www.oliversacks.com.
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ISBN13
9781509821808
Publisert
2020
Utgiver
Vendor
Picador
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
320
Vekt
202 gr
Høyde
197 mm
Bredde
130 mm
Tykkelse
20 mm
Se alle
Forfatter