The Resource The river of consciousness, Oliver Sacks

The river of consciousness, Oliver Sacks

Label
The river of consciousness
Title
The river of consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Sacks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas, and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this book, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life. In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience, and the arts, and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes--above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored--the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the nature of consciousness--lie at the heart of science and of this book. The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks's unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless endeavor to understand what makes us human."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
Presents a collection of essays reflecting the author's passionate engagement with compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor, from evolution and creativity to memory and consciousness
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10596990
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sacks, Oliver
Dewey number
612.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QP411
LC item number
.S23 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 705
NLM item number
S121r 2017
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Neuropsychology
  • Creative ability
Target audience
adult
Label
The river of consciousness, Oliver Sacks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin and the meaning of flowers -- Speed -- Sentience : the mental lives of plants and worms -- The other road : Freud as neurologist -- The fallibility of memory -- Mishearings -- The creative self -- A general feeling of disorder -- The river of consciousness -- Scotoma : forgetting and neglect in science
Control code
000061026282
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 237 pages
Isbn
9781447263661
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017000815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968690646
Label
The river of consciousness, Oliver Sacks
Publication
Note
First published 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin and the meaning of flowers -- Speed -- Sentience : the mental lives of plants and worms -- The other road : Freud as neurologist -- The fallibility of memory -- Mishearings -- The creative self -- A general feeling of disorder -- The river of consciousness -- Scotoma : forgetting and neglect in science
Control code
000061026282
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 237 pages
Isbn
9781447263661
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017000815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968690646

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