By Oliver Sacks
Two weeks earlier than his dying, Oliver Sacks defined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the final e-book he may oversee. The best-selling writer of On the movement, Musicophilia, and the guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, Sacks is understood for his illuminating case histories approximately humans dwelling with neurological stipulations on the a long way borderlands of human event. yet his clutch of technological know-how used to be no longer limited to neuroscience or drugs; he used to be occupied with the problems, rules, and questions of all of the sciences. That wide-ranging services and fervour informs the point of view of this e-book, during which he interrogates the character not just of human event yet of all life.
In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, drugs, neuroscience, and the humanities, and calls upon his nice medical and artistic heroes—above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, those thinkers have been consistent partners from an early age; the questions they explored—the which means of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the character of consciousness—lie on the center of technology and of this publication.
The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks’s unprecedented skill to make unforeseen connections, his sheer pleasure in wisdom, and his unceasing, undying pastime to appreciate what makes us human.
Read Online or Download The River of Consciousness PDF
Similar anatomy books
This booklet deals an up-to-date evaluation of the body structure of the carotid physique chemoreceptors. It offers the tendencies within the box because it includes leads to the subjects which are on the frontiers of destiny advancements in O2-sensing in chemoreceptor cells.
Atlas at the Human Testis: general Morphology and Pathology offers histological illustrative fabric from paraffin and semi-thin sections of the human testis that are generally utilized in the overview of testicular morphology, permitting an early detection of carcinoma in situ and extra complex pathological adjustments of the testicular parenchyma.
During this booklet, major gurus at the thalamus and its courting to cortex construct on their prior findings to reach at new methods of brooding about how the mind pertains to the realm, to cognition, and behaviour. in line with foundations tested previous of their e-book Exploring the Thalamus and Its position in Cortical functionality, the authors give some thought to the consequences of those flooring ideas for thalamic inputs, thalamocortical connections, and cortical outputs.
Lymphokines: A discussion board for Immunoregulatory mobilephone items, quantity 14, studies the country of data on lymphokines. The ebook opens with an integrative view of the function of lymphokines within the new release of fever. It stresses that pirogenicity is the characteristic of multiple lymphokine: interleukin 1 (IL-1), interferon α, and tumor necrosis issue (TNF) all own this caliber.
- Vascular Smooth Muscle: Metabolic, Ionic, and Contractile Mechanisms: Metabolic, Ionic and Contractile Mechanisms (Research topics in physiology)
- Human Anatomy, Color Atlas and Textbook E-Book
- Epigenetics, the Environment, and Children’s Health Across Lifespans
- Sendai Virus Vector: Advantages and Applications
- Spielen mit alten Menschen: Spiele wirkungsvoll in der Altenarbeit einsetzen (Altenpflege) (German Edition)
Additional info for The River of Consciousness