203 x 127 x 25mm
'National Geographic Directions' is a series of literary travel memoirs, presenting the world's most prominent novelists, nonfiction writers and poets writing about travel, many for the first time.
Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer of the human mind, a neurologist with a gift for the complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions that fuel the phenomenal success of his books. But he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt. Now the best-selling author of 'Awakenings' and 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat' brings his ceaseless curiosity and eye for the wondrous to the province of Oaxaca, Mexico.
'Oaxaca Journal' is Sacks's spellbinding account of his recent trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca. Bringing together Sacks's passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his penetrating curiosity and trammeling eye for detail, 'Oaxaca Journal' is a captivating evocation of a places, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders.