Island of the Colour-blind

Heftet / 2011 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780330526104
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
Picador
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
384
Vekt
309 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
130 mm
Tykkelse
24 mm
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Island of the Colour-blind

Heftet / 2011 / Engelsk
'Sacks is rightly renowned for his empathy . . . anyone with a taste for the exotic will find this beautifully written book highly engaging' - Sunday Times Always fascinated by islands, Oliver Sacks is drawn to the Pacific by reports of the tiny atoll of Pingelap, with its isolated community of islanders born totally colour-blind; and to Guam, where he investigates a puzzling paralysis endemic there for a century. Along the way, he re-encounters the beautiful, primitive island cycad trees - and these become the starting point for a meditation on time and evolution, disease and adaptation, and islands both real and metaphorical in The Island of the Colour-Blind.
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From the bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia.
This is a wonderful book, made better by Sacks' exceptionally gentle descriptions of patients. He also captures the unimaginable sadness of the Pacific. * Spectator *There is no one at the present time who writes like Oliver Sacks . . . He is a superb clinician who can take a seemingly arid and obscure medical condition, and convert it into a moving, personal odyssey, a testament of tenacity, courage and will. * Literary Review *Dr Sacks is an elegant and beguiling writer, and when he describes a condition such as achromatopsia (total colour-blindness), he is not content merely to describe it from the outside, but he tries to imagine what the world is like to a person with the condition. * Sunday Telegraph *
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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.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780330526104
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
Picador
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
384
Vekt
309 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
130 mm
Tykkelse
24 mm
Se alle
Forfatter