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The Island of the Colorblind: Open-Market Edition

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The author of the bestselling An Anthropologist on Mars and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat journeys to a remote Pacific island for his latest fascinating book. Drawn to the island of Pingelap by reports of an isolated community of people born totally colorblind, Dr. Sacks sets up a clinic and listens as patients describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminances and shadow. 10 drawings. 2 maps.

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The Island of the Colorblind: Open-Market Edition
1997, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679451143

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