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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

by Oliver Sacks

THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks's most fascinating and beloved case studies. The patients in these pages are confronted with almost inconceivably strange neurological...


Seeing Voices

by Oliver Sacks

Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture.  In Seeing Voices,...


Awakenings

by Oliver Sacks

Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a...


Migraine

by Oliver Sacks

The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange...


A Leg to Stand On

by Oliver Sacks

A Leg To Stand On, one of Oliver Sacks' most personal works, explores the author's journey of recovery from a severe injury, during which his leg no longer feels as though it is part of his body.


The Mind's Eye

by Oliver Sacks

In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power...


The Island of the Colorblind

by Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson,...


An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

by Oliver Sacks

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...


Hallucinations

by Oliver Sacks

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 nothing?

Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to...


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

by Oliver Sacks

Revised and Expanded

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 brain and how it affects the human...


Vintage Sacks

by Oliver Sacks

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

“It is Dr. Sacks’s gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience...