The Resource On the move : a life, Oliver Sacks

On the move : a life, Oliver Sacks

Label
On the move : a life
Title
On the move
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Sacks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions -- weight lifting and swimming -- also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists -- Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick -- who influenced him
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.80092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC339.52.S23
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
On the move : a life, Oliver Sacks
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • al
  • au
  • cf
  • far
  • far
  • ken
  • nor
  • rw
  • win
  • zum
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the move -- Leaving the nest -- San Francisco -- Muscle beach -- Out of reach -- Awakenings -- The bull on the mountain -- A matter of identity -- City island -- Voyages -- A new vision of the mind -- Home
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
397 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385352543
Lccn
2015001870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
1339366
System control number
ocn900565064

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