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An Anthropologist On Mars

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 9780345805881
Genre : Psychology
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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 adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.
Category: Psychology

Becoming An Anthropologist

Author : Gerald Mars
ISBN : 9781443883924
Genre : Social Science
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Mars’ graphic and often vivid narrative can be read simply as the anecdotal memoirs of an anthropologist. The experiences he recounts are sometimes hilarious, touch occasionally on the dangerous, and are always sensitively and expertly explored. But for those who want to know more, the book’s expansive footnotes and references to key sources also offer a stimulating introduction to social anthropology, its theories and its methods. Mars begins by describing his childhood life in a tightly structured working class community during World War Two. He then contrasts this with an account of the hidden underlife of an entrepreneurial, crime-prone seaside resort, Blackpool, where he worked as a spieler (barker). Two years’ experience of National Service provides an account of the social organisation of the RAF, followed by discussion of aspects of the organisation of Cambridge University. What follows then is a lifetime spent living and working in different cultures around the world. The results are continual insights gained by comparison and contrasts that illuminate aspects not only of other cultures, but, also, of our own.
Category: Social Science

A Leg To Stand On

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 9780684853956
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Vintage Sacks

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 0307430057
Genre : Psychology
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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “It is Dr. Sacks’s gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is.” —The Wall Street Journal Dubbed “the poet laureate of medicine” by The New York Times, Oliver Sacks is a practicing neurologist and a mesmerizing storyteller. His empathetic accounts of his patients’s lives—and wrily observed narratives of his own—convey both the extreme borderlands of human experience and the miracles of ordinary seeing, speaking, hearing, thinking, and feeling. Vintage Sacks includes the introduction and case study “Rose R.” from Awakenings (the book that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie), as well as “A Deaf World” from Seeing Voices; “The Visions of Hildegard” from Migraine; excerpts from “Island Hopping” and “Pingelap” from The Island of the Colorblind; “A Surgeon’s Life” from An Anthropologist on Mars; and two chapters from Sacks’s acclaimed memoir Uncle Tungsten. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Psychology

Thinking In Pictures

Author : Temple Grandin
ISBN : 9781408807309
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The idea that some people think differently, though no less humanly, is explored in this inspiring book. Temple Grandin is a gifted and successful animal scientist, and she is autistic. Here she tells us what it was like to grow up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way - somewhat akin to how animals think, she believes - and how it feels now. Through her finely observed understanding of the workings of her mind she gives us an invaluable insight into autism and its challenges.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thinking In Pictures

Author : Temple Grandin
ISBN : 0679772898
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The animal scientist describes how she and other victims of autism perceive the world, and relates the ways in which she has been able to adapt and have a successful career.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The River Of Consciousness

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 9780385352574
Genre : Science
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From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders--autism, Tourette's syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome. He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude). Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology. The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human.
Category: Science

The Creative Self

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 9780593082201
Genre : Science
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A Vintage Shorts selection. Susan Sontag read voraciously. Alexander Pope wrote “Imitations of English Poets.” Henri Poincaré sought distraction from the mathematical problems that occupied his mind. In these and other fascinating case studies, bestselling author Oliver Sacks seeks answers to the question of how creativity can be kindled and encouraged in a person's life. Imbued with the passion and keen insight that made Sacks beloved to countless readers, this selection from The River of Consciousness will be of eager interest to all those with zeal for creative pursuit. An ebook short.
Category: Science

Vintage Sacks

Author : Oliver W. Sacks
ISBN : 9781400033973
Genre : Medical
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A compelling compilation of writings by the neurologist-author of Awakenings includes "Uncle Tungsten," "Stinks and Bangs," and "Cannery Row" from Uncle Tungsten, as well as a selection of excerpts from Seeing Voices, Awakenings, The ISland of the Colorblind, and Migraine. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Medical

Awakenings

Author : Oliver W. Sacks
ISBN : PSU:000020651626
Genre : Medical
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Describes the effects of the drug L-DOPA on twenty patients with encephalitic Parkinsonism
Category: Medical