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Everything in its place : first loves and last tales
Title:
Everything in its place : first loves and last tales
ISBN:
9780451492890
Physical Description:
vi, 274 pages ; 22 cm
General Note (Repeatable):
"This is a Borzoi book."
Contents:
FIRST LOVES. Water babies ; Remembering South Kensington ; First love ; Humphry Davy, poet of chemistry ; Libraries ; A journey inside the brain -- CLINICAL TALES. 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 --LIFE CONTINUES. 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.
Abstract:
"In this final volume, Oliver Sacks examines the many passions of his own life, as a doctor engaged with the central questions of human existence, and as a polymath conversant in all the sciences. Everything in Its Place brings together writings--many never before published--on a rich variety of topics. Why do humans need gardens? How, and when, does a physician tell his patient she has Alzheimer's? What is social media doing to our brains? In several of the compassionate case histories included here, Sacks considers the enigmas of depression, psychosis, and schizophrenia for the first time, and in others he returns to conditions that have long fascinated him: Tourette's syndrome, aging, dementia, and hallucinations. In counterpoint to these elegant investigations of what makes us human, this volume also includes pieces that celebrate Sacks's love of the natural world--and his final meditations on life in the twenty-first-century. Everything in Its Place gives us an intimate portrait of a master writer and thinker at work."--Dust jacket.
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Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.