• The Island of the Colour-Blind

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    • Category : psychology
    • ISBN Code: 9780330526104
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Sacks, Oliver
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • Published Date: 05 Jul 2012


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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.

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