On the Move

An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming--also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer--and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

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  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 325 pages
  • ISBN : 0345808983
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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On the Move

On the Move
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 28 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKOn the Move

An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he

Music on the Move

Music on the Move
  • Author : Danielle Fosler-Lussier
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 10 June 2020
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Music is a mobile art. When people move to faraway places, whether by choice or by force, they bring their music along. Music creates a meaningful point of contact for individuals and for groups; it can encourage curiosity and foster understanding; and it can preserve a sense of identity and comfort in an unfamiliar or hostile environment. As music crosses cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries, it continually changes. While human mobility and mediation have always shaped music-making, our current era

On the Move

On the Move
  • Author : Timothy Cresswell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 12 November 2012
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On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes

Indians on the Move

Indians on the Move
  • Author : Douglas K. Miller
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 20 February 2019
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In 1972, the Bureau of Indian Affairs terminated its twenty-year-old Voluntary Relocation Program, which encouraged the mass migration of roughly 100,000 Native American people from rural to urban areas. At the time the program ended, many groups--from government leaders to Red Power activists--had already classified it as a failure, and scholars have subsequently positioned the program as evidence of America's enduring settler-colonial project. But Douglas K. Miller here argues that a richer story should be told--one that recognizes Indigenous mobility in terms

Gratitude

Gratitude
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 24 November 2015
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A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life. In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.... Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and

Words on the Move

Words on the Move
  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “

World on the Move

World on the Move
  • Author : Paolo Mauro,Tomas Hellebrandt
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 20 December 2016
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The world is poised on the threshold of economic changes that will reduce the income gap between the rich and poor on a global scale while reshaping patterns of consumption. Rapid economic growth in emerging-market economies is projected to enable consumers worldwide to spend proportionately less on food and more on transportation, goods, and services, which will in turn strain the global infrastructure and accelerate climate change. The largest gains will be made in poorer parts of the world, chiefly

Children on the Move

Children on the Move
  • Author : Charles Oberg
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 13 March 2020
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This Special Issue of Children will focus on the migration arc of children from their country of origin through the experience in refugee camps and, finally, to their arrival in in a new home. It will examine the impact experiencing migration as refugees, immigrants or those internally displaced due to war and conflict has on children’s health. Explored topics include adverse health conditions, trauma and mental health, best practice and care coordination. It explores specific populations, such as children

Valor on the Move

Valor on the Move
  • Author : Keira Andrews
  • Publisher : Keira Andrews
  • Release : 26 June 2017
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He'd give his life to protect the president's son. But he never expected to risk his heart. Growing up gay in the White House hasn't been easy for Rafael Castillo. Codenamed "Valor" by the Secret Service, Rafa feels anything but brave as he hides in the closet and tries to stay below the radar in his last year of college. His father's presidency is almost over, and he just needs to stick to his carefully crafted plan. Once his family's

Food on the Move

Food on the Move
  • Author : Sharon Hudgins
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 15 October 2018
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All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important ingredient of railway history for more than a century—from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets and foods purchased from platform vendors. For many travelers, the experience of eating on a railway journey is often a highlight of the trip, a major part of the “romance of the rails.” A delight for rail enthusiasts, foodies, and armchair

Brazil on the Move

Brazil on the Move
  • Author : John Dos Passos
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release : 16 November 2011
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John Dos Passos, the distinguished American novelist and historian has been personally interested in Brazil for the last fifteen years. He first visited the country in 1948, and returned again in 1956 and 1962. This book, which is based on his experiences in Brazil, presents the people and landscapes of a young country on the move. Here you will find several extraordinary reports on Brasilia, first in the planning stage, second in the wildly frantic period when it was a half-finished group of

Food Identities at Home and on the Move

Food Identities at Home and on the Move
  • Author : Raul Matta,Charles-Edouard de Suremain,Chantal Crenn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 June 2020
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How does food restore the fragmented world of migrants and the displaced? What similar processes are involved in challenging, maintaining or reinforcing divisions between groups coexisting in the same living place? Food Identities at Home and on the Move examines how ‘home’ is negotiated around food in the current worldwide context of uncertainty, mobility and displacement. Drawing on empirical approaches to heritage, identity and migration studies, the contributors analyse the relationship between food and the various understandings of home and

Little Bug on the Move

Little Bug on the Move
  • Author : Stéphanie Babin
  • Publisher : Twirl
  • Release : 16 March 2021
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Slide the tabs to see the little bug move and grow! A curious little bug is on the move, and young children can help! Slide the tabs so the little bug can climb a hill, run through a forest, spin on a flower, and more. * Interactive moveable parts on the cover and also every spread * Cheery and colorful illustrations and fun read-aloud text * And a surprise pop-up ending! Perfect for growing minds, Little Bug on the Move is innovative and

Tiny Homes on the Move

Tiny Homes on the Move
  • Author : Lloyd Kahn
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 22 January 2022
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Depicts, in photos and stories, modern-day nomads who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers and on boats who enjoy all the comforts of home with the ability to pick up and travel somewhere else at a moment's notice.