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Seeing Voices : A Journey into the World of the Deaf - Oliver Sacks

Seeing Voices

A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Paperback Published: 5th July 2012
ISBN: 9780330523646
Number Of Pages: 240

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Imaginative and insightful, Seeing Voices offers a way into a world that is, for many people, alien and unfamiliar - for to be profoundly deaf is not just to live in a world of silence, but also to live in a world where the visual is paramount.

In this remarkable book, Oliver Sacks explores the consequences of this, including the different ways in which the deaf and the hearing learn to categorize their respective worlds - and how they convey and communicate those experiences to others.

Industry Reviews

'This book will shake your preconceptions about the deaf, about language and about thought. Sacks [is] one of the finest and most thoughtful writers of our time.'
Los Angeles Times Book Review

'Seeing Voices is a manifesto, characteristically humane and impassioned; once more, Sacks proves he is the doyen of science with a human face.'
Sunday Times

'Empathetic, intelligent and compassionate.'
Guardian

'Scholarly and carefully documented, Seeing Voices makes the gigantic leap so essential to understanding total deafness.'
Sunday Telegraph

'A passionate meditation on the richness of sign language.'
Independent

ISBN: 9780330523646
ISBN-10: 0330523643
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 5th July 2012
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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Oliver Sacks

About the Author


Oliver Sacks, M.D. is a physician, a best-selling author, and a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. The New York Times has referred to him as “the poet laureate of medicine.”

He is best known for his collections of neurological case histories, including The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain and An Anthropologist on Mars. Awakenings, his book about a group of patients who had survived the great encephalitis lethargica epidemic of the early twentieth century, inspired the 1990 Academy Award-nominated feature film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Dr. Sacks is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.

Visit Oliver Sacks's Booktopia Author Page