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              Books by Oliver Sacks

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              Awakenings
               

              Awakenings (Paperback, New edition)

              By Sacks, Oliver

              • RRP: $35.99
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              Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays, and various TV documentaries, this title offers an account of a group of twenty patients.

              ISBN 9780330523677
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2012
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

              The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

              By Sacks, Oliver; Introduction by Self, Will

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              The groundbreaking bestseller from the greatest clinical writer of our time

              ISBN 9781447275404
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Picador Classic
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              Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
               

              Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood (Paperback, New Edition)

              By Sacks, Oliver

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              The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat and Musicophilia.

              ISBN 9781509813698
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2016
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The River of Consciousness
                

              The River of Consciousness (EPUB ebook)

              By Sacks, Oliver

              In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical... practice, and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness will be a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, as always, incorporating Sacks' rich historical and personal context. Advances in neuroscience have revolutionised our ability to visualise the brain in action. For the first time we are able to close the gap between the philosophical questions which have consumed the world's thinkers since the eighteenth century and the true physiological basis of perception and consciousness. In The River of Consciousness, Sacks will examine questions of memory, time, and consciousness. How do we think, how do we remember? Do different individuals have different speeds or ways of thinking? Is memory reliable? How do the neural correlates of memory differ for true memories and false memories? How do we construct our sense of time, our visual world? What is consciousness, neurologically speaking? And most importantly, what is creativity? Sacks completed the research for this book before he died, and with instructions on how it was to be put together. This is a remarkable culmination of a lifetime's research into the way the brain works.
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              ISBN 9781760557423
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              Language en
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2017
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Awakenings
               

              Awakenings (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Sacks, Oliver; Davis, Jonathan, MD

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it - until Dr Sacks administered the th...en-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber.
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              ISBN 9781529011197
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Hallucinations
               

              Hallucinations (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Sacks, Oliver; Woren, Dan

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              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 the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, int...oxication, illness or injury. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. In Hallucinations, with his usual elegance, curiosity and compassion, Dr Oliver Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organisation and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition.
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              ISBN 9781529011913
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              An Anthropologist On Mars

              An Anthropologist On Mars (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Sacks, Oliver; Davis, Jonathan

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              As with his previous bestseller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, in An Anthropologist on Mars Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world and how we relate to those... around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre - patients for whom disorientation and alienation but also adaptation are inescapable facts of life.
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              ISBN 9781529011647
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The River Of Consciousness
               

              The River Of Consciousness (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Sacks, Oliver; Read by Woren, Dan; Edgar, Kate

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              Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The bestselling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about ...people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this book, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life. In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience and the arts, and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes - above all, Darwin, Freud and William James. For Sacks, these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored - the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity and the nature of consciousness - lie at the heart of science and of this book. The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks's unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge and his unceasing, timeless endeavour to understand what makes us human.
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              ISBN 9781509873463
              Published NZ 28 Dec 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius
                

              Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius (Paperback, New edition)

              By Ostwald, Peter F.; Introduction by Sacks, Oliver

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              Glenn Gould was a child prodigy and a musical genius. He was also plagued by lifelong depression, terrified of playing before live audiences and consumed pills by the handful. He died of a stroke at 50. In this biography, the author raises many questions about Gould and his music....
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              ISBN 9780393318470
              Released NZ 10 Nov 1998
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

              Another Day in the Monkey's Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Siegel, Ralph; Foreword by Sacks, Oliver

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              ANOTHER DAY IN THE MONKEY'S BRAIN charts a neuroscientist's journey to understand the central mysteries of consciousness. With insight and clarity, Dr. Siegel how science is built on such relationships. Along the way, he gives a vivid sense of the abundant passion and creativity ...that drive scientists in their pursuit of understanding. From monkey to man, Dr. Siegel finds the beauty in the scientific discovery of self in mind and brain.
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              ISBN 9780199734344
              Released NZ 8 Jul 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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