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Oaxaca Journal (National Geographic Directions)

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Publisher Comments:

The best-selling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks is well know as an explorer of the human mind — a neurologist with a gift for complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions. However, 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 in many climates.

Oaxaca Journal is Sacks's spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico. Bringing together Sacks's passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a captivating evocation of a place, 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:

Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer of the human mind, a neurologist with a gift for complex portrayals of extraordinary people, 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 in many climates. His journal of a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, with a group of fellow fern-enthusiasts brings together his passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with a ceaseless curiosity and an eye for the wondrous.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792242086
Publisher:
National Geographic
Subject:
Mexico
Author:
Sacks, Oliver
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General Travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
National Geographic Directions
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.55 x .5 in .5 lb

Related Subjects

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» Travel » Travel Writing » General
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Product details 160 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792242086 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 , Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer of the human mind, a neurologist with a gift for complex portrayals of extraordinary people, 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 in many climates. His journal of a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, with a group of fellow fern-enthusiasts brings together his passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with a ceaseless curiosity and an eye for the wondrous.
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