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Oaxaca journal

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2002.
Series: National Geographic directions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ferns are what lured the author to Oaxaca, but he weaves the strands of biology, history, and culture into a tapestry of Mexico and a group of fern-seekers united in a common passion.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Oaxaca journal.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2002
(OCoLC)607497360
Named Person: Oliver Sacks; Oliver Sacks; Oliver W Sacks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 0792265211 9780792265214
OCLC Number: 48466918
Description: xv, 159 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Flying to Mexico --
Paleozoic plants and a ferny childhood --
A society of amateurs --
First view of Oaxaca city --
A short history of tobacco --
Santo Domingo and its garden of triffids --
Chilies, spices, and chocolate --
The last of the wild avocados --
The marketplace, from sapotes to fluorescent minerals --
Setting out for the Llano de las Flores --
Life cycle of ferns --
Morning glory and other New World hallucinogens --
A first meeting with Boone --
Ferning --
Legumes, alders, and nitrogen-fixing --
Beautiful and dangerous bracken --
Sudden altitude sickness --
The Tule tree --
Early Mesoamerican settlement --
The ruins of Yagul --
Resurrection ferns --
The euphonious sulfides of arsenic --
The zocalo --
Two-dimensional physicists --
A fusion of cultures --
The mineral springs and petrified falls --
The strange death of Georgi Markov --
Plants of the Oaxaca Valley --
Luis's history of Mexico after the Conquest --
The civilization of Monte Albán --
Divine mathematics --
An encounter with the police --
Boone's casita --
Passionflowers and hummingbirds --
Giant horsetails and tales of Calamites --
Boone's corn --
A rare endemic Llavea --
A museum and library of pre-Hispanic artifacts --
The paradoxes of pre-Columbian cultures --
A final ferning expedition.
Series Title: National Geographic directions.
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.
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Oliver Sacks is a neurologist and also a member of the American Fern Society. This is his spellbinding account of his recent trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful,  Read more...

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