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Oaxaca Journal

English · Paperback

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Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados--mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and birders--he embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a region that is also rich in human history and culture. He muses on the origins of chocolate and mescal, pre-Columbian culture and hallucinogens, the vibrant sights and sounds of the marketplace, and the peculiar passions of botanists. What other species would comb ancient Zapotec ruins on their hands and knees, searching for a new type of fern? Combining Sacks's enthusiasm for natural history and the richness of humanity with his sharp and observant eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a rare treat.

Product details

Authors Oliver Sacks, Oliver W. Sacks
Publisher Vintage USA
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 06.03.2012
 
EAN 9780307947444
ISBN 978-0-307-94744-4
No. of pages 176
Dimensions 135 mm x 205 mm x 15 mm
Series Vintage Departures
Vintage Departures
Subjects Travel > Travelogues, traveller's tales > World, Arctic, Antarctic

Mexiko, Reiseberichte, Reiseliteratur, TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism, TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues, TRAVEL / Mexico, Travel - General

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