Call Number:
616.855 SACKS
  
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Book
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Publisher, Date:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Description:
xii, 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  
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Edition:
1st ed.
Summary:
Includes stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and faculties: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and the sense of sight. This book is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation, and it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to perceive through another person's eyes, or another person's mind.
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Notes:
"A Borzoi book" -- T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-252) and index.
Contents:
Sight reading -- Recalled to life -- A man of letters -- Face-blind -- Stereo Sue -- Persistence of vision: a journal -- The mind's eye.
ISBN:
9780307272089
0307272087
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