Books by Oliver Sacks

HALLUCINATIONS by Oliver Sacks
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A riveting look inside the human brain and its quirks."
Acclaimed British neurologist Sacks (Neurology and Psychiatry/Columbia Univ.; The Mind's Eye, 2010, etc.) delves into the many different sorts of hallucinations that can be generated by the human mind. Read full book review >
THE MIND'S EYE by Oliver Sacks
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 27, 2010

"As usual with Sacks, an absorbing attempt to unravel the complexities of the human mind."
Sacks (Neurology and Psychiatry/Columbia Univ.; Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, 2007, etc.) once again uses the experiences shared with him by patients and others to probe "the complex workings of the brain and its astounding ability to adapt and overcome disability." Read full book review >
MUSICOPHILIA by Oliver Sacks
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"Pleasantly rollicking, but with a definite hint that the grand old man is taking it easy."
The gentle doctor turns his pen to another set of mental anomalies that can be viewed as either affliction or gift. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2003 by Oliver Sacks
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 5, 2003

"The perfect gift for fans of science and science writing."
Fourth in this invaluable series, edited by the well-known neurologist (Uncle Tungsten, 2001, etc.) and dedicated to the memory of Stephen Jay Gould. Read full book review >
UNCLE TUNGSTEN by Oliver Sacks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2001

"The realm of science is alchemy in Sacks's hands as he spins pure gold from base metals. (24 drawings, 4 pages of photos)"
Artful, impassioned memoir of a youth spent lost in the blinding light of chemistry from neurologist/essayist Sacks (The Island of the Colorblind, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
THE ISLAND OF THE COLORBLIND by Oliver Sacks
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Yet scenes of surpassing beauty remain, and we have Sacks to thank for recording them along with the examples of indomitable will and adaption that humans can manifest. (10 drawings, 2 maps) (First printing of 150,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
 Sacks's fans are in for a treat: This is a magical medical mystery tour of South Sea islands that goes beyond the neurological lore to reveal the good doctor as historian, botanist, environmentalist, anthropologist, and, as always, caring human being. Read full book review >
AN ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS by Oliver Sacks
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Feb. 21, 1995

"Readers may come to Sacks's work as voyeurs, but they will leave it with new and profound respect for the endless labyrinth of the human mind."
In seven case histories, Sacks (The Man Who Mistook His Wife Fora Hat, 1985, etc.) once again presents the bizarre both clinically and lyrically, challenging assumptions about the landscape of human reality. Read full book review >
AWAKENINGS by Oliver Sacks
Released: July 12, 1974

"A sagacious, discerning book."
L-DOPA has been hailed by researchers as a "miracle drug," a "cure" for schizophrenia. Read full book review >
Released: June 7, 1905

"This book ranks with the very best of its genre. It will inform and entertain anyone, especially those who find medicine an intriguing and mysterious art."
If you enjoy medical case histories that are sensitive yet lively, weird but informative, then Sacks' book is your ticket. Read full book review >