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On the Move

On the Move

by Oliver Sacks

A new memoir from the world-renowned neurologist and Sunday Times bestselling author.

Publish Date
May 2015

Few people can claim to have made such a profound impact on the public understanding of the brain and its inner workings. In this book, Oliver Sacks describes his time at Oxford University, his time spent in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the early nineteen sixties, before moving on to chart his progression from young doctor to his public role as a neurologist and author. Here we see Sacks's private passions - among them, motorcycling, weightlifting, travel, and botany - placed alongside his professional life. He will also explore his most formative relationships - with Francis Crick, Thom Gunn, W. H. Auden and Stephen Jay Gould - and write about his regard for those thinkers who have influenced his own work, including A. R. Luria, William James and Charles Darwin. This is Dr Sacks's first work of autobiography since his 'superb' Uncle Tungsten (The Times). Reviewing Uncle Tungsten, the Mail on Sunday wrote, 'this book is both a heartwarming account of a delightful, eccentric family life and an inspiring record of a remarkable intellectual odyssey', expect more of the same here.

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