Items related to An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

4.14 avg rating
( 20,561 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780679756972: An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The works of neurologist Oliver Sacks have a special place in the swarm of mind-brain studies. He has done as much as anyone to make nonspecialists aware of how much diversity gets lumped under the heading of "the human mind."

The stories in An Anthropologist on Mars are medical case reports not unlike the classic tales of Berton Roueché in The Medical Detectives. Sacks's stories are of "differently brained" people, and they have the intrinsic human interest that spurred his book Awakenings to be re-created as a Robin Williams movie.

The title story in Anthropologist is that of autistic Temple Grandin, whose own book Thinking in Pictures gives her version of how she feels--as unlike other humans as a cow or a Martian. The other minds Sacks describes are equally remarkable: a surgeon with Tourette's syndrome, a painter who loses color vision, a blind man given the ambiguous gift of sight, artists with memories that overwhelm "real life," the autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire, and a man with memory damage for whom it is always 1968.

Oliver Sacks is the Carl Sagan or Stephen Jay Gould of his field; his books are true classics of medical writing, of the breadth of human mentality, and of the inner lives of the disabled. --Mary Ellen Curtin

About the Author:

Oliver Sacks was a neurologist, writer, and professor of medicine. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the “poet laureate of medicine” by The New York Times, Sacks is the author of thirteen books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Awakenings, which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter. He was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780330523608: Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0330523600 ISBN 13: 9780330523608
Publisher: Picador USA, 2011
Softcover

9780679437857: An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Knopf, 1995
Hardcover

9780330343473: An Anthropologist on Mars

Pan Ma..., 1996
Softcover

9780330337175: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Picador, 1995
Hardcover

9780394281513: An Anthropologist on Mars : Seven Paradoxical Tales

Vintage, 1996
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0679756973-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780679756972

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Sacks, Oliver W.
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 412508-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Soft Cover Quantity: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780679756972

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Vital Products
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ00CRRS_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ00CQOC_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # IR-BN-Q-9780679756972

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 531ZZZ00CQZX_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52ZZZZ00CQSA_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Sacks, Oliver
Published by Vintage (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679756973 ISBN 13: 9780679756972
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ00CQY9_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book