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  • Awakenings

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $8.50 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375704055
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 1999
    Awakenings-which inspired the major motion picture-is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drup L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, 'awakening' effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations that went with their reintroduction to a changed world.
  • Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $24.25
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780451492890
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: April 2019
  • Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism

    By Clara Claiborne Park

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316691178
    • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
    • Published: March 2001
    A mother's memoir of her life with autism reveals the pain and beauty of her persistent and ultimately successful fight to bring her daughter Jesse out of the autism. 20,000 first printing.
  • Gratitude

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780451492937
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: November 2015
    “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” —Oliver SacksNo writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. During the last few months of his life, he wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death.“It is the fate of every human being,” Sacks writes, “to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.”Together, these four essays form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and to gratitude for the gift of life.“Oliver Sacks was like no other clinician, or writer. He was drawn to the homes of the sick, the institutions of the most frail and disabled, the company of the unusual and the ‘abnormal.’ He wanted to see humanity in its many variants and to do so in his own, almost anachronistic way—face to face, over time, away from our burgeoning apparatus of computers and algorithms. And, through his writing, he showed us what he saw.”—Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal
  • Hallucinations

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307947437
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: July 2013
    To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience. These sensory distortions range from the shimmering zigzags of a visual migraine to powerful visions brought on by fever, injuries, drugs, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, or even grief. Hallucinations doubtless lie behind many mythological traditions, literary inventions, and religious epiphanies. Drawing on his personal experiences, a wealth of clinical cases from among his patients, and famous historical examples ranging from Dostoevsky to Lewis Carroll, legendary neurologist Oliver Sacks investigates the mystery of these sensory deceptions: what they say about the working of our brains, how they have influenced our folklore and culture, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all.
  • On the Move: A Life

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804170932
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: February 2016
    When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions—weight lifting and swimming—also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who influenced him.On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer—and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.From the Hardcover edition.
  • On the Move: A Life

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $14.00 - $25.15
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385352543
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: April 2015
    When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions—weight lifting and swimming—also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who influenced him.On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer—and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.
  • Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375704079
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: November 2000
    Intriguing voyage into a strange and wonderful land, as well as a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. Here, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recogntion and respect - a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonsihing culture and its own unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells readers much about the basis of language in hearing people as well. Notes, References, Selected Bibliography, Index. 222p.
  • Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520060838
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: August 1989
    A renowned neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value of sign language
  • The Man with a Shattered World: The History of a Brain Wound

    By A.R. Luria

    Our Price: $30.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674546257
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: April 1987
  • The Mind's Eye

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781447234999
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • Published: January 0001
  • Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism

    By Temple Grandin

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385477925
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: November 1995
    Celebrated for her unique empathy for animals, the subject of Oliver Sacks's An Anthropologist on Mars describes her life with autism and how she has used her strong visual sensibility to cope with it. 20,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
  • Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

    By Temple Grandin

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307275653
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2006
    Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, 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. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.
  • Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

    By Temple Grandin

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307739582
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2006
    Temple Grandin, a gifted animal scientist who hasone-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in United States, is autistic. She is a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autisim. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells readers how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. References & Selected Readings, Resource List. B&W illus. 270p.
  • Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

    By Oliver Sacks

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375704048
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 2002
    A NY Times Book Review Editors' Choice. This endlessly charming and beautifully written memoir tells the story of a remarkable family and a child enchanted by the wonders of science. From the author of Awakenings, The ManWho Mistook His Wife For A Hat, An Anthropologist on Mars. Illus., 10 halftones. 352p. Pap.

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