Oaxaca Journal

Lydfil / 2018 / Engelsk

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9781509895694
Publisert
2018
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Macmillan Digital Audio
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01, G
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Engelsk
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Oaxaca Journal

Lydfil / 2018 / Engelsk
Oliver Sacks, the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, is most famous for his studies of the human mind: insightful and beautifully characterized portraits of those experiencing complex neurological conditions. However, he has another scientific passion: the fern . . . Since childhood Oliver has been fascinated by the ability of these primitive plants to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is the enthralling account of his trip, alongside a group of fellow fern enthusiasts, to the beautiful province of Oaxaca, Mexico. Bringing together Oliver's endless curiosity about natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, this book is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders.'Light and fast-moving, unburdened by library research but filled with erudition' - New Yorker
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Oliver Sacks turns his attention away from the human mind to investigate a fascinating and exotic Mexican province.
Like all the best journals, it has a rich immediacy . . . the book is a rare treat. * Globe and Mail *Sacks's boundless curiosity is always a reward. * New York Times *
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film) and Musicophilia. Born in London and educated at Oxford, he held positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine and was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of 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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ISBN13
9781509895694
Publisert
2018
Utgiver
Vendor
Macmillan Digital Audio
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Lydfil
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