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    DescriptionVintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. "It is Dr. Sacks's gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is." --"The Wall Street Journal "Dubbed "the poet laureate of medicine" by "The New York Times, " Oliver Sacks is a practicing neurologist and a mesmerizing storyteller. His empathetic accounts of his patients's lives--and wrily observed narratives of his own--convey both the extreme borderlands of human experience and the miracles of ordinary seeing, speaking, hearing, thinking, and feeling. Vintage Sacks includes the introduction and case study "Rose R." from Awakenings (the book that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie), as well as "A Deaf World" from Seeing Voices; "The Visions of Hildegard" from Migraine; excerpts from "Island Hopping" and "Pingelap" from The Island of the Colorblind; "A Surgeon's Life" from An Anthropologist on Mars; and two chapters from Sacks's acclaimed memoir Uncle Tungsten.


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    Title
    Vintage Sacks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver W Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400033973
    ISBN 10: 1400033977
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    BIC subject category V2: MB
    Libri: I-PI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MJN
    DC21: 616.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 510
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.8
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED056000, MED109000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC351 .S1953 2004
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Vintage Books
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    06 January 2004
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    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.
    "It is Dr. Sacks's gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is." --"The Wall Street Journal
    Dubbed "the poet laureate of medicine" by "The New York Times, Oliver Sacks is a practicing neurologist and a mesmerizing storyteller. His empathetic accounts of his patients's lives--and wrily observed narratives of his own--convey both the extreme borderlands of human experience and the miracles of ordinary seeing, speaking, hearing, thinking, and feeling.

    Vintage Sacks includes the introduction and case study "Rose R." from Awakenings (the book that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie), as well as "A Deaf World" from Seeing Voices; "The Visions of Hildegard" from Migraine; excerpts from "Island Hopping" and "Pingelap" from The Island of the Colorblind; "A Surgeon's Life" from An Anthropologist on Mars; and two chapters from Sacks's acclaimed memoir Uncle Tungsten.