Picador, 2007, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First
Fifth or later impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 381 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover is a little sunned particularly on the spine.. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. An illuminating book about the power of music, from the bestselling author of "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat".Oliver Sacks has been hailed by the "New York Times" as 'one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century'. In this eagerly awaited new book, the subject of his uniquely literate scrutiny is music: our relationship with it, our facility for it, and what this most universal of passions says about us.In chapters examining savants and synaesthetics, depressives and musical dreamers, Sacks succeeds not only in articulating the musical experience but in locating it in the human brain. He shows that music is not simply about sound, but also movement, visualization, and silence. He follows the experiences of patients suddenly drawn to or suddenly divorced from music. And in so doing he shows, as only he can, both the extraordinary spectrum of human expression and the capacity of music to heal.Wise, compassionate and compellingly readable, "Musicophilia" promises, like all the best writing, to alter our conception of who we are and how we function, to lend a fascinating insight into the mysteries of the mind, and to show us what it is to be human. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; United States; Medicine & Health. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780330444361. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7991.