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    DescriptionLike The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect--a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an exquisite, as well as revelatory, work."


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    Title
    Seeing Voices
    Subtitle
    A Journey into the World of the Deaf
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver W Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375704079
    ISBN 10: 0375704078
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: CF, JFS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25600
    BIC subject category V2: JNSC
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/PHYSCH
    BISAC V2.8: MED056000
    DC21: 305.908162
    LC classification: HV2370.S23
    B&T Approval Code: A22252000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED007000, SOC029000
    B&T Approval Code: A31605600
    DC22: 305.9/08162, 305.908162
    BISAC V2.8: LAN017000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: HV2370 .S23 2000
    Thema V1.0: JBFM, MKJ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    2 HALFTONES; 17 LINE DRAWINGS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Oliver Sacks lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "This book will shake your preconceptions about the deaf, about language and about thought--. Sacks [is] one of the finest and most thoughtful writers of our time."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review " "Fascinating and richly rewarding--. Sacks is a profoundly wise observer."--"The Plain Dealer" "One cannot read more than a few pages of Sacks without seeing something in a new way. His breadth of understanding and expression seems limitless."--"Kansas City Star" "A remarkable book, penetrating, subtle, persuasive--. [It] will likely become a classic."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
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    "This book will shake your preconceptions about the deaf, about language and about thought--. Sacks [is] one of the finest and most thoughtful writers of our time."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect--a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an exquisite, as well as revelatory, work."