Oliver Sacks&#39&#59; Bookshelf

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  • A Natural History of Ferns

    By Robbin C. Moran

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781604690620
    • Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
    • Published: August 2009
  • A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud

    By Karl Sabbagh

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306810602
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: August 2001
  • A Treatise of Human Nature

    By David Hume

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140432442
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 1986
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

    By Atul Gawande

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805095159
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
    • Published: October 2014
    A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. By the author of The Checklist Manifesto. Tour.
  • Cannery Row (Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002))

    By John Steinbeck

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142000687
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2002
    Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California.
  • Collected Poems

    By W.H. Auden

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679731979
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: April 1991
    Ranging from the political to the religious, from the urbane to the pastoral, from the mandarin to the invigoratingly plain-spoken, W. H. Auden, between 1927 and 1973, endowed poetry in the English languagewith a new face. This collection presents all the poems that Auden wished to preserve, in the texts that received his final approval. It includes the full contents of his previous collected editions along with all the later volumes of his shorter poems. Appendices; Index of Titles; Index of First Lines. 926p.
  • Darwin and the Barnacle: The Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough

    By Rebecca Stott

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393325713
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
    • Published: June 2004
    The author reveals why Darwin waited two decades to release his controversial theories of natural selection and evolution, in a fascinating portrait of the turbulent world of Victorian biology. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  • Disturbing the Universe

    By Freeman Dyson

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465016778
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: May 2001
    Winner of the 2000 Templeton Prize. Spanning the years from World War II, when the author was a civilian statistician in the operations research section of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, through his studies with Hans Bethe at Cornell University, his early friendship with Richard Feynman, and his postgraduate work with J. Robert Oppehnheimer, Freeman Dyson's classic book is an autobiography unlike any oth er. Dyson discusses his interest in minimizing loss of life in war, in disarmament, and even in thought experiments on the expansion of human frontiers into the galaxies. Bibliographical Notes, Index. 283p.
  • Earth Abides

    By George R. Stewart

    Our Price: $7.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345487131
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: March 2006
    An instant classic upon its original publication in 1949 and winner of the first International Fantasy Award, EARTH ABIDES ranks with On The Beach and Riddley Walker as one of the most provocative and finely wrought post-apocalyptic works of literature. When a plague of unprecedented virulence sweeps the globe, the human race is all but wiped out. In the aftermath, as the great machine of civilization slowly, inexorably, breaks down, only a few shattered survivors remain to struggle against the slide into barbarism...or extinction. 345p.
  • Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061138409
    • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
    • Published: September 2006
    Zimmer presents a rich and up-to-date view of evolution that explores the far-reaching implicagtions of Darwin's theory and emphasizes its power, significance, and relevance. Filled with rich narrative, award-winning science writing, and the most current information on topics ranging from Darwinian medicine and sexual selection to the origins of language, evolutionary psychology, and the controversies surrounding creationism. Further Reading; Index. 487p.
  • God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

    By Victoria Sweet

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594486548
    • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
    • Published: April 2013
    "San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (God's Hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves--"anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care-ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years.Laguna Honda, lower tech but human paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea, of the body as a garden to be tended. God's Hotel tells their story and the story of the hospital itself, which, as efficiency experts, politicians, and architects descended, determined to turn it into a modern "health care facility," revealed its own surprising truths about the essence, cost, and value of caring for body and soul"--
  • Ignorance: How It Drives Science

    By Stuart Firestein

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199828074
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: April 2012
    "Contrary to the popular view of science as a mountainous accumulation of facts and data, Firestein takes the novel perspective that Ignorance is the main product and driving force of science, and that this is the best way to understand the process of scientific discovery"--
  • Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813532967
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: May 2003
    Jay Neugeboren and his brother, Robert, grew up in Brooklyn in the years following World War II. Both brothers - smart, talented, and popular - seemed well on the way to successful lives when, for reasons that remain ultimately mysterious, Robert had a mental breakdown at age nineteen. For the past forty years Jay has been not only his brother's friend and confidant, but his advocate, as Robert continues to suffer from the ravages of the illness that has kept him institutionalized for most of his adult life.Imagining Robert tells the story of these two brothers and how their love for one another has enabled both to survive and to thrive in miraculous, surprising ways. It reveals how even the grimmest of lives can be sustained by the power of love.
  • In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

    By Eric R. Kandel

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393329377
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: March 2007
    Driven by vibrant curiosity, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate's (2000) personal quest to understand memory is threaded throughout this absorbing history. Beginning with his childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna, 'In Search of Memory' chronicles Kandel's outstanding career from his initial fascination with history and psychoanalysis to his groundbreaking work on the biological process of memory, which earned him the Nobel Prize. A deft mixture of memoir and history, modern biology and behavior. 50 illustrations. 512p.

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