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An Anthropologist on Mars

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Description for An Anthropologist on Mars Paperback. The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations (some col.). BIC Classification: VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 258.
As with his previous bestseller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, in An Anthropologist on Mars Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world, and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre; patients for whom disorientation and alienation – but also adaptation – are inescapable facts of ... Read more

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About Oliver Sacks
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 ... Read more

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Writing simply and beautifully, Sacks uses individual case histories to reveal the infinite complexities of the human mind.
Daily Mail
Sacks' great gift is his capacity to place himself in the position of his subjects, to see the world the way they see it and to empathize with their condition with great compassion but without patronage or pity. ... Read more

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