Oaxaca Journal

Oaxaca Journal

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The best-selling author of "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, " Oliver Sacks is well know as an explorer of the human mind--a neurologist with a gift for complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions. However, he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt in many climates. "Oaxaca Journal" is Sacks's spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico. Bringing together Sacks's passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, "Oaxaca Journal" is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 139.7 x 200.7 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • w. drawings and 1 map.
  • 0792242084
  • 9780792242086
  • 1,880,386

About Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, geb. am 9. Juli 1933 in London, gest. am 30. August 2015 in New York City, war Neurologe und wurde in der Öffentlichkeit vor allem als Sachbuchautor bekannt. Seine Bücher wie 'Der Mann, der seine Frau mit einem Hut verwechselte' oder 'Der Tag, an dem mein Bein fortging' erreichten ein Millionenpublikum. Über seine bahnbrechende Forschung zur Schlafkrankheit, die er in dem Buch 'Zeit des Erwachens' schildert, wurde der gleichnamige Hollywoodfilm gedreht.
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