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Everything in its place : first loves and last tales

by Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015 (Author)

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"From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcases Sacks's broad range of interests--from his passions for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Oliver Sacks, scientist and sto... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Water babies
  • Remembering South Kensington
  • First love
  • Humphry Davy : the poet of chemistry
  • Libraries
  • A journey inside the brain
  • Cold storage
  • Urge
  • The catastrophe
  • Nothingness
  • Seeing God in the third millennium
  • Neurological dreams
  • Hiccups and other curious behaviors
  • Travels with Lowell
  • The divine curse
  • Dangerously well
  • The aging brain
  • Tea and toast
  • Telling
  • Kuru
  • Note on tauopathies
  • A summer of madness
  • The lost virtues of the asylum
  • Hunting horsetails
  • Colorado Springs revisited
  • Clupeophilia
  • Greetings from the Island of Stability
  • Botanists on Park
  • The elephant's gait
  • Orangutan
  • Life continues
  • Night of the ginkgo
  • Filter fish
  • Anybody out there?
  • Pocket spectroscope.