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    DescriptionRevised and ExpandedWith the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In "Musicophilia," he shows us a variety of what he calls "musical misalignments." Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with "amusia," to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, "Musicophilia" is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece.

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    Tales of Music and the Brain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver W Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 425
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400033539
    ISBN 10: 1400033535

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AVS, JM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: MJN
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Libri: ENGM1830
    Abridged Dewey: 781
    BISAC V2.8: MUS000000, MUS033000, PSY020000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A08090000
    DC21: 781.1
    BISAC V2.8: MED056000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY034000
    DC22: 781.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15390
    Libri: MUSI1675
    BISAC V2.8: MUS001000
    LC classification: ML3830 .S13 2008
    Thema V1.0: JMR, AV, MKJ
    Edition statement
    Revised, Expanded ed.
    Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
    Imprint name
    Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
    Publication date
    23 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Oliver Sacks is the author of "Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, "and many other books, for which he has received numerous awards, including the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in New York City, where he is a practicing neurologist. He recently accepted a new position at Columbia University. www.oliversacks.com
    Review quote
    "Powerful and compassionate. . . . A book that not only contributes to our understanding of the elusive magic of music but also illuminates the strange workings, and misfirings, of the human mind." --"The New York Times""Curious, cultured, caring. . . . "Musicophilia" allows readers to join Sacks where he is most alive, amid melodies and with his patients." --"The Washington Post Book World""Sacks has an expert bedside manner: informed but humble, self-questioning, literary without being self-conscious."--"Los Angeles Times""Sacks spins one fascinating tale after another to show what happens when music and the brain mix it up." --"Newsweek""Sacks once again examines the many mysteries of a fascinating subject." --"The Seattle Times"