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Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date December 1, 2000
Pages 222
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375704079
ISBN-10 0375704078
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
A renowned neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value and significance of sign language. Reprint. 12,500 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture.  In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect--a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an exquisite, as well as revelatory, work."

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780520060838
 
from Univ of California Pr (August 1, 1989)
9780520060838 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $85.00
About: A renowned neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value of sign language
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060973476 Book cover for 9780375704079
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (December 1, 2000)
9780375704079 | details & prices | 222 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value and significance of sign language.
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (October 1, 1990)
9780060973476 | details & prices | 186 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.00
About: A renowned neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value and significance of sign language
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Harperaudio (September 1, 1990)
9781559942775 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the results is a beautiful, moving book that not only takes readers into the unfathomable world of the deaf, but offers a dee ply felt portraits of a minority struggle for recognition and respect.

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