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The island of the colorblind ; and, Cycad island

Autor: Oliver W Sacks
Editora: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands - their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Personal Narratives
Pessoa Denominada: Oliver W Sacks; Oliver Sacks; Oliver Sacks
Tipo de Material: Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Oliver W Sacks
ISBN: 0679451145 9780679451143 0676970354 9780676970357
Número OCLC: 35235302
Notas: Colored maps on endpapers.
Descrição: xv, 298 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Conteúdos: Book one, The island of the colour-blind --
Book two, Cycad Island.
Outros Títulos: Cycad island.
Island of the colorblind ; and Cycad island
Responsabilidade: by Oliver Sacks.
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Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands - their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally colorblind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture. The islands reawaken Sacks' lifelong passion for botany - in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic - and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human.

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