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Oaxaca Journal (National Geographic Directions)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer of the human mind, a neurologist with a gift for the complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions that fuel the phenomenal success of his books. But he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt. Now the best-selling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat brings his ceaseless curiosity and eye for the wondrous to the province of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oaxaca Journal is Sacks's spellbinding account of his recent trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca. Bringing together Sacks's passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his penetrating curiosity and trammeling eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a captivating evocation of a places, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders.

Review:

"Light and fast-moving, unburdened by library research but filled with erudition." The New Yorker

Review:

"Like all the best journals, it has a rich immediacy…the book is a rare treat." The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Review:

"Oaxaca Journal whipped up my appetite for a visit to Mexico, as the best travel writing does." Providence Journal

Synopsis:

A literary travel memoir by the acclaimed neurologist and author of Awakenings recounts his odyssey to the Mexican province of Oaxaca witha group of fellow fern enthusiasts as he offers an insightful portrait of the region, its people, and its many natural wonders.

Synopsis:

This new series of literary travel memoirs presents the world's most prominent novelists, nonfiction writers, poets, and playwrights, many writing about travel for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792265214
Author:
Sacks, Oliver
Publisher:
National Geographic
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Ferns
Subject:
Oaxaca de Juâarez
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Oaxaca (Mexico: State)
Subject:
Ferns - Mexico
Copyright:
Series:
National Geographic Directions
Series Volume:
107-116
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.26x5.80x.78 in. .77 lbs.

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Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany
Travel » North America » Mexico
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Travel » Travel Writing » Latin America

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Product details 192 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792265214 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Light and fast-moving, unburdened by library research but filled with erudition."
"Review" by , "Like all the best journals, it has a rich immediacy…the book is a rare treat."
"Review" by , "Oaxaca Journal whipped up my appetite for a visit to Mexico, as the best travel writing does."
"Synopsis" by , A literary travel memoir by the acclaimed neurologist and author of Awakenings recounts his odyssey to the Mexican province of Oaxaca witha group of fellow fern enthusiasts as he offers an insightful portrait of the region, its people, and its many natural wonders.
"Synopsis" by , This new series of literary travel memoirs presents the world's most prominent novelists, nonfiction writers, poets, and playwrights, many writing about travel for the first time.
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