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The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks

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'Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent' Observer 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 capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world and The Mind's Eyeis testament to the myriad ways that we, as humans, are capable of rising to this challenge. As such, it's testament, too, to the human power of creativity and adaptation. 'Sacks shows in this book, that no matter how erudite, brilliant, fit or philosophical we may be, the darkness is never far away' Time Out ' The Mind's Eyeis about the possibility of recovery and the inexorable decline of the ageing individual. From this collision of incompatible truths, tragedy is made . . . making this Sacks's most powerful book to date' Sunday Telegraph This 2011 Pan Macmillan Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780330508902 SKU: 1191023 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.