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Author: Bill Buford
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Granta Publications ; Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Distributed by Penguin Books, [1985?]
Series: Granta, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays discuss personality disorders, breast cancer, the behavior of tortoises, the Star Wars project, attitudes toward nuclear war, and the political situations in Nicaragua and Poland.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Buford
ISBN: 0140085939 9780140085938
OCLC Number: 16137743
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Excesses/ Oliver Sacks --
Amazon/Dorothea Lynch and Eugene Richards --
Bell and Langley/ Thomas McMahon --
The loves of the Tortoises/Italo Calvino --
Co-operation for the birds/Lewis Thomas --
The scientists of Star Wars/William Broad --
Children of the wind/Primo Levi --
Adam's navel/Stephen Jay Gould --
Quatum jumps/Tim O'Brien --
The imagination of disaster/Mary Gordon --
The bridge/David Mamet --
England, Whose England?/Darryl Pinckney --
Warsaw diary (Part Two: 1983)/Ryszard Kapuscinski --
Women and power in Cuba/Germaine Geer --
Nicaragua.
Series Title: Granta, 16.
Responsibility: [editor, Bill Buford].

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Essays discuss personality disorders, breast cancer, the behavior of tortoises, the Star Wars project, attitudes toward nuclear war, and the political situations in Nicaragua and Poland.

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