On the Move

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385352550
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions—weight lifting and swimming—also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer—and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

On the Move

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804170932
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming--also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer--and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

On the Move

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 9780345808981
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming--also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer--and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

Words on the Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781627794732
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Ladybug on the Move

Author: Richard Fowler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152004750
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Dwellings

Ladybug searches for a new home, but every place she finds is already occupied. Features a separate ladybug who weaves her way through die-cut pages.

Peoples on the Move

Author: David J. Phillips
Publisher: William Carey Library
ISBN: 0878083529
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fiction

"This is the most comprehesive source of information on all the nomadic peoples of the world. Maps help you to locate these nomadic people groups, many of them unevangelized; black and white photographs enable you to visualize them, and people profiles and bibliographic data facilitate research." -- from back cover.

Families on the Move

Author: Marion Knell
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0825460182
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Children

(Foreword by Steve Gaukroger) More and more families raise their children abroad. This book helps these parents take their kids through the awkward and frustrating third-culture kid moments.

Writing on the Move

Author: Rebecca Lorimer Leonard
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822983040
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this book, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard shows how multilingual migrant women both succeed and struggle in their writing contexts. Based on a qualitative study of everyday multilingual writers in the United States, she shows how migrants’ literacies are revalued because they move with writers among their different languages and around the world. Writing on the Move builds a theory of literate valuation, in which socioeconomic values shape how multilingual migrant writers do or do not move forward in their lives. The book details the complicated reality of multilingual literacy, which is lived at the nexus of prejudice, prestige, and power.

Mammoths on the Move

Author: Lisa Wheeler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 015204700X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the migratory behavior, physical characteristics, and habitats of the prehistoric animal, a relative of the modern-day Indian elephant.

Boris on the Move

Author: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Branches
ISBN: 0545484421
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Boris lives in Hogg Bay, in an old bus that used to travel all over the world, but now just sits there--until one day when his parents take him on an adventure.

World on the Move

Author: Paolo Mauro
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780881327175
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics

The world is poised on the threshold of economic changes that will reduce the income gap between the rich and poor on a global scale while reshaping patterns of consumption. Rapid economic growth in emerging-market economies is projected to enable consumers worldwide to spend proportionately less on food and more on transportation, goods, and services, which will in turn strain the global infrastructure and accelerate climate change. The largest gains will be made in poorer parts of the world, chiefly sub-Saharan Africa and India, followed by China and the advanced economies. In this new study, Tomas Hellebrandt and Paulo Mauro detail how this important moment in world history will unfold and serve as a warning to policymakers to prepare for the profound effects on the world economy and the planet.

Worlds on the Move

Author: Jonathan Friedman
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1860649513
Release Date: 2004-05-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Diasporas have become a visible phenomenon of our world. The impact of these 'worlds on the move' on globalization, migration and identity negotiations is the subject matter of this book written by a team of international scholars.

Mothers on the Move

Author: Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226389882
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Social Science

In "Mothers on the Move, " anthropologist Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg explores how Cameroonian women in Germany seek to establish their belonging through birthing and caring for children and what happens to their ties to places of origin and places of migration in the process. The book is about the social actions and webs of relationships through which Cameroonian women manage the tension between mobility and belonging. Marriage and reproduction have long involved movement for Bamileke and other Grassfields women. Feldman-Savelsberg argues that predicaments regarding reproduction ( reproductive insecurity ) and the perils of belonging motivate migration, from rural to urban areas, and from cities to transnational locales. But each movement engenders new problems of belonging. Women manage these challenges by building up relationships with others; maintaining them through stop-and-start, emotion-laden exchanges and circulating stories regarding how to get along with families, with migrant community organizations, and with German state and social service actors stories that then crystallize into collectively held orientations and repertoires. Rather than talking in generalizations about Cameroonian migrant mothers, Feldman-Savelsberg strives to introduce a variety of characters, each with her unique history, concerns, and voice. She also enlivens ideas about migration and networks by describing scenes for example, a hometown association s year-end party, a celebration for a new baby, and a visit to the Foreigner s Office that then place women s individual voices within significant social interactional contexts. This work makes an important contribution to our strong lists on African migration to Europe, African women s studies, and related areas."

Memories on the Move

Author: Monika Palmberger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137575494
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Genre: Social Science

‘Through a series of excellent essays this volume uses concrete ethnographic analyses of memory practices in different parts of the globe to offer theoretical reflections on how memory shapes and is shaped by mobility in time and space.’ - Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University, USA ‘Memories on the Move is a brilliant edited volume that fills an important gap in the field of memory studies as it weaves together issues of mobility and remembering. Drawing on fine-grained ethnographical cases, it offers a rich and complex portrait of mnemonic constructions in the context of forced migration, exile and transnationalism. It is clearly a must-read for anthropologists, sociologists, historians and political scientists as well as for all scholars interested in the contemporary dynamics of memory, identity and mobility.’ – David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium ‘This thought-provoking volume disentangles, ethnographically, the complexity of meaning-making practices of memory/forgetting in various contexts of (im)mobility.’ - Noel B. Salazar, University of Leuven, Belgium Bringing together vivid ethnographic material, this book opens up a timely conversation between memory and mobility/migration studies. It goes beyond the idea of the nation state as the primary unit of analysis to explore how people on the move use different forms and media of remembering to make sense of their lives and act as political subjects. Investigating when and by what means people on the move remember and communicate memories in the context of various forms of (im)mobility, the authors examine photographs, films, the reinhabiting of pre-exilic homes, pseudo-historical performances, transgenerational mnemonic gatherings and transnational political activism. This edited collection will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, political science, human geography, history and oral history.

Motorcycles on the Move

Author: Lee Sullivan Hill
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 9780761371120
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the parts and uses of motorcycles.