|By (author):||Sacks, Oliver|
|Subject:||HEALTH & FITNESS / General|
|MEDICAL / Neurology|
|PSYCHOLOGY / General|
|SCIENCE / General|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||7.93in x 5.17in x 0.69in|
|From The Publisher*|
From the bestselling author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, a provocative investigation into hallucinations--auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory--their many guises, their physiological sources, and their personal and cultural resonances.
|Review Quote*||NATIONAL BESTSELLER |
An Amazon.com Best Book 
FINALIST 2014- Wellcome Book Prize
"Absorbing…. His compassion for his patients and his own philosophical outlook turn what might have been clinical case studies into humanely written short stories, animated as much by an intuitive appreciation of the human condition as by scientific understanding."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review
"[I]t is impossible not to get sucked in by the sheer enthusiasm with which he tackles his subject, the breadth of knowledge and research he brings to it, and the quirky charm he unleashes on nearly every page."
"Sacks triumphs. Not just in the clarity with which he teaches us about the obscure phenomenology of the human brain, but in the light his writing casts on even our most ordinary experiences."
-The Telegraph (4/5 stars)
"[Sacks is a] master at bridging the arts and the sciences…. Fascinating book…. Written with both grace and erudition, Hallucinations taps into the mysteries of the human brain in a way calculated to appeal to both the scientist and general reader with a questing mind."
"Oliver Sacks is our greatest chronicler of people with unusual neurological and sensory disabilities and experiences."
-The Globe and Mail
"With his trademark mix of evocative description, probing curiosity, and warm empathy, Sacks once again draws back the curtain on the mind's improbable workings."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Oliver Sacks...gets trippy."
-Quill & Quire
|Biographical Note||Oliver Sacks is a practicing physician and the author of 10 books, including The Mind's Eye, Musicophilia,The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film). He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the first Columbia University Artist.|