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Oaxaca journal

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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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 in human history and culture. He muses on the origins of chocolate and mescal,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Oaxaca journal.
New York : Vintage Books, 2012
(DLC) 2011033331
(OCoLC)745979818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 9780307947581 0307947580 1299059279 9781299059276
OCLC Number: 794975251
Notes: "Originally published by National Geographic Society in March 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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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 in human history and culture. He muses on the origins of chocolate and mescal, pre-Columbian culture and hallucinogens, the vibrant sights and sounds of the marketplace, and the peculiar passions of botanists. What other species would comb ancient Zapotec ruins on their hands and knees, searching for a new type of fern' Combining Sacks's enthusiasm for natural history and the richness of humanity with his sharp and observant eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a rare treat.

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