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Oliver Sacks, M.D.

Oliver Sacks is a practicing physician and the author of twelve books, including The Mind's Eye, Musicophilia, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film). He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine.


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An Anthropologist On Mars
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1996
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-679-75697-2 (0-679-75697-3)

To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions... Read more






Awakenings
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-375-70405-5 (0-375-70405-1)

Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the... Read more






Hallucinations
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2013
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-94743-7 (0-307-94743-2)

To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience. These sensory distortions range from the shimmering zigzags of a visual migraine to powerful visions brought on by fever, injuries, drugs, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, or even grief. Hallucinations doubtless lie behind many mythological...

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Hallucinations
Written by Oliver Sacks
Knopf | Hardcover | November 2012
$26.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-95724-5 (0-307-95724-1)

Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?

Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines...

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The Island of the Colorblind
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1998
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-375-70073-6 (0-375-70073-0)

"An explorer of that most wondrous of islands, the human brain," writes D.M. Thomas in The New York Times Book Review, "Oliver Sacks also loves the oceanic kind of islands." Both kinds figure movingly in this book--part travelogue, part autobiography, part medical mystery story--in which Sacks's journeys to a tiny Pacific...

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Migraine
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70406-2 (0-375-70406-X)

The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange visual hallucinations and distortions of space, time, and body image which migraineurs sometimes experience. Portrayals of these uncanny... Read more






The Mind's Eye
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2011
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-47302-8 (0-307-47302-3)

With compassion and insight, Dr. Oliver Sacks again illuminates the mysteries of the brain by introducing us to some remarkable characters, including Pat, who remains a vivacious communicator despite the stroke that deprives her of speech, and Howard, a novelist who loses the ability to read. Sacks investigates those who can...

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The Mind's Eye
Written by Oliver Sacks
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$27.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-7393-7803-8 (0-7393-7803-1)

In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read... Read more






Musicophilia
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$16.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3353-9 (1-4000-3353-5)

Revised and Expanded

With 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.&rdquo...

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Oaxaca Journal
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-94744-4 (0-307-94744-0)

Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados—mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and birders—he embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a region that is also rich... Read more






Seeing Voices
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-375-70407-9 (0-375-70407-8)

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... Read more






Uncle Tungsten
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-375-70404-8 (0-375-70404-3)

Long before Oliver Sacks became a distinguished neurologist and bestselling writer, he was a small English boy fascinated by metals–also by chemical reactions (the louder and smellier the better), photography, squids and cuttlefish, H.G. Wells, and the periodic table. In this endlessly charming and eloquent memoir, the author of The Man... Read more






Vintage Sacks
Written by Oliver Sacks
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2004
$10.95/12.50(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3397-3 (1-4000-3397-7)

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... Read more





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