Everything in its place : first loves and last tales

Book
Published 2019
Item Details
Summary:

"From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcases Sacks's broad range of interests--from his passions for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, is beloved by readers for his neurological case histories, his fascination and familiarity with human behavior at its most unexpected and unfamiliar. Everything In Its Place is a celebration of Sacks's myriad interests, all told with his characteristic compassion, erudition, and luminous prose"-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9780345811387
0345811380
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
vi, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Notes:
"This is a Borzoi book"-- Title page verso.
Contents:
Water babies
Remembering South Kensington
First love
Humphry Davy : the poet of chemistry
Libraries
A journey inside the brain
Cold storage
Neurological dreams
Nothingness
Seeing God in the third millennium
Hiccups and other curious behaviors
Travels with Lowell
Urge
The catastrophe
Dangerously well
Tea and toast
Telling
The aging brain
Kuru
A summer of madness
The lost virtues of the asylum
Anybody out there?
Clupeophilia
Colorado Springs revisited
Botanists on Park
Greetings from the Island of Stability
Reading the fine print
The elephant's gait
Orangutan
Why we need gardens
Night of the ginkgo
Filter fish
Life continues.
LCCN:
2018022660
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