The Island of the Colorblind

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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, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and th ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 10/05/18
A South Seas Journey with Oliver Sacks
An interesting account of two trips made by the author to the islands of Oceania, where the remoteness of the locations has led to two different illnesses among the locals. The first section of the book - and to me, by far the most readable - was his...Continua
The Underdog
Ha scritto il 10/11/09
The stories in this book revolved around four islands and two medical conditions namely achromatopsia (colour blindness) and lytico-bodigo (a neurological condition). There was a lot of description involved which isn't my cup of tea. And Oliver Sack...Continua

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