Having never been to Mexico, his vast curiosity sought to understand the region through the lens of botany, history, anthropology, and psychology. Unavailable for purchase. Highly recommended. The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons. We follow the young Oliver as he is exiled at the age of six to a grim, sadistic boarding school to escape the London Blitz, and later watch as he sets about passionately reliving the exploits of his chemical heroes—in his own home laboratory. They bridge vast spans of time by their existence.
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Oaxaca Journal Paperback – March 6, Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Combining Sacks's enthusiasm for natural history and the richness of humanity with his sharp and observant. Oaxaca Journal “I have been an inveterate keeper of journals since I was fourteen, especially at times of adventure and crisis and travel. Here, for the.
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Since Sacks is such a lovely writer, and he and his fellow travelers such fonts of knowledge about everything from Mexican history to Mayan culture to chocolate making to the workings of fern evolution, the book is a rare treat. It makes you want to strap on your field glasses and catch the first flight south. Mexico past and present emerges from these bursts of association and digression. He has, moreover, succeeded in striking that elusive balance of input between traveler and culture that makes for good travel writing.
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However, he has another scientific passion: the fern.