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Seeing voices : a journey into the world of the deaf

Author: Oliver W Sacks
Publisher: London : Picador, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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'Seeing Voices is both a history of the deaf and an account of the development of an extraordinary and expressive language' Evening Standard Imaginative and insightful, Seeing Voices offers a way into a world that is, for many people, alien and unfamiliar -- for to be profoundly deaf is not just to live in a world of silence, but also to live in a world where the visual is paramount. In this remarkable book, Oliver  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver W Sacks
ISBN: 9780330523646 0330523643
OCLC Number: 797178427
Description: xvi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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