Oaxaca Journal (Paperback)Oliver Sacks (author)
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Renowned for his pioneering studies of the human mind, neurologist Oliver Sacks was also an enthusiastic researcher of the natural world, and, in particular, the rich diversity of the humble fern. Oaxaca Journal recounts his trip to the eponymous Mexican region and his study of this extraordinary plant, with the kind of insight and compulsive readability that makes his scientific writing so popular.
'Light and fast-moving, unburdened by library research but filled with erudition' - The New Yorker
Oliver Sacks, the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, is most famous for his studies of the human mind: insightful and beautifully characterized portraits of those experiencing complex neurological conditions. However, he has another scientific passion: the fern.
Since childhood Oliver has been fascinated by the ability of these primitive plants to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is the enthralling account of his trip, alongside a group of fellow fern enthusiasts, to the beautiful province of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Bringing together Oliver's endless curiosity about natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, this book is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 144 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 11 mm
'Sacks's boundless curiosity is always a reward.' - The New York Times
'Like all the best journals, it has a rich immediacy... the book is a rare treat.' - The Globe and Mail