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The Island of the Colour-blind, Paperback / softback Book

The Island of the Colour-blind Paperback / softback

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'Sacks is rightly renowned for his empathy . . . anyone with a taste for the exotic will find this beautifully written book highly engaging' - Sunday Times Always fascinated by islands, Oliver Sacks is drawn to the Pacific by reports of the tiny atoll of Pingelap, with its isolated community of islanders born totally colour-blind; and to Guam, where he investigates a puzzling paralysis endemic there for a century.

Along the way, he re-encounters the beautiful, primitive island cycad trees - and these become the starting point for a meditation on time and evolution, disease and adaptation, and islands both real and metaphorical in The Island of the Colour-Blind.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780330526104

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