47 Books Recommended by Oliver Wolf Sacks

Oliver Sacks was a physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including Musicophilia, Awakenings, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.

1. A Natural History of Ferns by Robbin C. Moran

2. A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud by Karl Sabbagh

3. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

4. A Visionary Madness: The Case of James Tilly Matthews and the Influencing Machine by Mike Jay

5. Actual Minds, Possible Worlds by Jerome Bruner

6. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

7. Cannery Row (Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902–2002)) by John Steinbeck

8. Challenger & Company: the Complete Adventures of Professor Challenger and His Intrepid Team-The Lost World, The Poison Belt, The Land of Mists, The Disintegration Machine and When the World Screamed by Arthur Conan Doyle

9. Collected Poems by W.H. Auden

10. Curious Behavior : Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond by Robert R. Provine

11. Darwin and the Barnacle: The Story of One Tiny Creature and History’s Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough by Rebecca Stott

12. Disturbing the Universe by Freeman Dyson

13. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

14. Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer

15. Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing by Laura J. Snyder

16. God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet

17. Ignorance: How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein

18. Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival by Jay Neugeboren

19. In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel

20. Inward Bound: Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World by Abraham Pais

21. Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics by Ruth Lewin Sime

22. Lost in America: A Journey with My Father by Sherwin B. Nuland

23. Music, Language, and the Brain by Aniruddh D. Patel

24. Naturalist by Edward O. Wilson

25. Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran

26. Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element by Jeremy Bernstein

27. Same and Not the Same by Roald Hoffmann

28. Selected Poems by Thom Gunn

29. Silent Thunder: In the Presence of Elephants by Katy Payne

30. Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir Nabokov

31. Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox

32. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes

33. The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy by Bill Hayes

34. The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley

35. The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

36. The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness by Antonio Damasio

37. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

38. The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World by Jenny Uglow

39. The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory by A. R. Luria

40. The Principles of Psychology (Volume Two) by William James

41. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

42. Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin

43. Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior by Jonathan Weiner

44. Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin’s Journals of Researches by Charles Darwin

45. What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

46. What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery by Francis Crick

47. Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould

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