eBook PDF / e-Pub On the Move: A Life

On the Move: A Life (Rating: 3.69 - 2186 votes)

Reading books On the Move: A Life Ebooks search download books On the Move: A Life PDF eBook Online Verla Styles with format available: PDF,TXT,ePub,PDB,RTF,Audio Books and other formats. With this, You can also read online On the Move: A Life PDF eBook Online Verla Styles eBook Online, its simple way to read books for multiple devices. Oliver Sacks full text books
Title:On the Move: A Life
Format Type:Ebook
Author:
Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:0385352549
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:397
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, Science, Autobiography, Psychology, Biography memoir

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC On the Move: A Life When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report Sacks will go far if he does not go too far It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed i On the Move i is infused with his restless energy As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early s first in California where he struggled with drug addiction and then in New York where he discovered a long forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life .

With unbridled honesty and humor Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions weight lifting and swimming also drives his cerebral passions He writes about his love affairs both romantic and intellectual his guilt over leaving his family to come to America his bond with his schizophrenic brother and the writers and scientists Thom Gunn A R Luria W H Auden Gerald M Edelman Francis Crick who influenced him .

i On the Move i is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales - In his most extraordinary book one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century i The New York Times i recounts the case histories of patients lost in...

    Read Online
  • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brai...

    Read Online
  • An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales - Paradoxical portraits of seven neurological patients including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette s syndrome unless he is operating an artist...

    Read Online
  • Hallucinations

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - Hallucinations - Have you ever seen something that wasn t really there Heard someone call your name in an empty house Sensed someone following you and turned around to find noth...

    Read Online
  • On the Move: A Life

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - On the Move: A Life - When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report Sacks will go far if he does not go too far It is now abundantly clear that...

    Read Online
  • Awakenings

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - Awakenings - i Awakenings i which inspired the major motion picture is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic...

    Read Online
  • The Mind's Eye

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - The Mind's Eye - In Musicophilia Oliver Sacks explored music and the brain now in The Mind s Eye he writes about the myriad ways in which we experience the visual world how we s...

    Read Online
  • Gratitude

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - Gratitude - A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life . In January Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer and he shared this news in ...

    Read Online
  • Uncle Tungsten

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - Uncle Tungsten - In Uncle Tungsten Sacks evokes with warmth and wit his upbringing in wartime England He tells of the large science steeped family who fostered his early fascina...

    Read Online
  • Seeing Voices

    This book Download ePub PDF eBook Online Libs - Seeing Voices - Like b The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat b this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land a provocative meditation on communication biology...

    Read Online
Seeing Voices, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Gratitude, On the Move: A Life, Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales, The Mind's Eye, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, Uncle Tungsten, Hallucinations
In Uncle Tungsten Sacks evokes with warmth and wit his upbringing in wartime England He tells of the large science steeped family who fostered his early fascination with chemistry There follow his years at boarding school where though unhappy he developed the intellectual curiosity that would shape his later life And we hear of his return to London an emotionally bereft ten year old who found solace in his passion for learning Uncle Tungsten radiates all the delight and wonder of a boy s adventures and is an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young mind br If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you this superb book will change your mind The Times br The amalgamation of personal recollection and scientific history makes a luminous inspiring book Sunday Telegraph br Uncle Tungsten is really about the raw joy of scientific understanding what it is like to be a precocious child discovering the alchemical secrets of reality for the first time the sheer thrill of finding intelligible patterns in nature Guardian, When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report Sacks will go far if he does not go too far It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed i On the Move i is infused with his restless energy As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early s first in California where he struggled with drug addiction and then in New York where he discovered a long forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life br br With unbridled honesty and humor Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions weight lifting and swimming also drives his cerebral passions He writes about his love affairs both romantic and intellectual his guilt over leaving his family to come to America his bond with his schizophrenic brother and the writers and scientists Thom Gunn A R Luria W H Auden Gerald M Edelman Francis Crick who influenced him br br i On the Move i is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human, In Musicophilia Oliver Sacks explored music and the brain now in The Mind s Eye he writes about the myriad ways in which we experience the visual world how we see in three dimensions how we recognize individual faces or places how we use language to communicate verbally how we translate marks on paper into words and paragraphs and even how we represent the world internally when our eyes are closed Alongside remarkable stories of people who have lost these abilities but adapted with courage resilience and ingenuity there is an added personal element one day in late Sacks became aware of a dazzling flashing light in one part of his visual field it was not the familiar migraine aura he had experienced since childhood and just two days later a malignant tumor in one eye was diagnosed In subsequent journal entries some of which are included in The Mind s Eye he chronicled the experience of living with cancer recording both the effects of the tumor itself and radiation therapy In turning himself into a case history Sacks has given us perhaps his most intimate impressive and insightful no pun intended book yet, Like b The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat b this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land a provocative meditation on communication biology adaptation and culture In b Seeing Voices b Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect a minority with its own rich sometimes astonishing culture and unique visual language an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well b Seeing Voices b is as Studs Terkel has written an exquisite as well as revelatory work