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Science: It's Not Just About Nature

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008
Jerome Groopman, M.D., Guest Editor, Tim Folger, Series Editor

Luckily, science doesn’t come with a ‘sell by’ date. 911 more words


"One might say that science itself, and civilization and art, are all about ..."

“One might say that science itself, and civilization and art, are all about different orderings of the world—to contain it, and to make it in some sense intelligible, communicable. 193 more words


The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

By Oliver Sacks

Other Title: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Synopsis: In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. 206 more words


587: Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

587.097274: Sacks, Oliver. Oaxaca Journal. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2002. 159 pp. ISBN 0-7922-6521-1.

Dewey Breakdown:

  • 500: Science
  • 580: Botany
  • 587: Pteridophyta
  • +097274: North America—Mexico—Oaxaca…
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Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

This is the fourth book in the National Geographic Directions series that I’ve read. If you haven’t seen any of these yet you’re in for a treat. 425 more words


“. . . everybody in the city is busy with their business and no one knows we're bare assed in the middle of it. . .” (Robin Williams in “The Fisher King”)

In the legend of Parzifal (Parsifal in Richard Wagner’s opera), the young Arthurian knight Parzifal meets and kills Ither the Red Knight and steals his armor. 1,036 more words

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Robin Williams

The genius of Robin Williams first sunk in for me when we saw him in the motion picture Awakenings in which he played a character based on the neurologist Oliver Sacks. 428 more words