Island of the Colorblind   by Oliver Sacks

Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks



Hardcover First Edition with dust jacket. Dust jacket corners are bumped and there is minor abrasion on upper right corner region. Interior is bright and tight.  

Reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture.