The Island of the Colorblind

The Island of the Colorblind

And, Cycad Island

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
The author describes his journey to islands of the Pacific, one inhabited by an isolated colorblind community and one site of a baffling neurodegenerative paralysis

& Taylor

The author of An Anthropologist on Mars describes his journey to the islands of the Pacific, recounting a stay on an island inhabited by an isolated colorblind community and his investigation into a baffling neurodegenerative paralysis on Guam. 150,000 first printing. Lit Guild Alt. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997, c1996
ISBN: 9780679451143
Characteristics: xv, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm


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Mar 08, 2015

I was led to this book by Judith Schalansky's short (132 pages) "Atlas of Remote Islands." I've read quite a few books by Oliver Sacks, but this one was new to me. Just as I finished the book, I read that Oliver Sacks had passed away. I felt sad but also aware of his legacy. He lives on through his writing. This is a short book too as half the pages are notes.


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