On August 30, celebrated neurologist and beloved author Oliver Sacks died of cancer at the age of 82. He published more than a dozen books, mostly about the intricacies, mysteries, and beauty of the brain and how it shapes human experience in unexpected ways.
His work influenced an entire generation of lay-people to learn about science, and he helped raise awareness about once unknown conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome and prosopagnosia.
Some of his books turned into award-winning films (Awakenings, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro) and many of them were best-sellers (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat).
Titles by Dr. Sacks in the TBP collection include:
- MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT AND OTHER CLINICAL TALES BR 06547, DB 23901, LB 03955
- SEEING VOICES: A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE DEAF BR 08087, DB 30553
- AWAKENINGS DB 33438 (BARD)
- ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS: SEVEN PARADOXICAL TALES RC 40439, DB 40439 (BARD)
- UNCLE TUNGSTEN: MEMORIES OF A CHEMICAL BOYHOOD DB 53751 (BARD)
- OAXACA JOURNAL BR 14231
- BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING, 2003 DB 57239
- MUSICOPHILIA: TALES OF MUSIC AND THE BRAIN DB 65202
- MIND’S EYE DB 71931
- HALLUCINATIONS BR 19709, DB 75782
- ON THE MOVE: A LIFE DB 81374