AN ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS. Seven Paradoxical Tales

New York: Knopf, 1995. First edition. hardcover. Neurological patients, Oliver Sacks once wrote, are travellers to unimaginable lands. Here, the author offers portraits of seven such travellers, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who cannot decipher the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behaviour. Illustrated from drawings and photographs. With index and references. 330 pages. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14282
ISBN: 0679437851

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