N. Legg

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (13 of 15)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,935,828 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 15
The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Dese&hellip by Meloy Ellen
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I came across this book by very happy accident; I'd searched 'turquoise' in my hunt for a gift for a friend. The Anthropolgy of Turquoise is a collection of essays, details from one woman's journey through life and the landscape of her homeland. I found it inspiring, moving and thought provoking. In this book Ellen Meloy encourages us to really see our surroundings and to appreciate their history and diversity with curiosity and tolerance.
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music and memory, 19 July 2009
Oliver Sacks writes with obvious passion for his subject and tender empathy for his patients. Despite having no more than a listener's appreciation for music and little grasp of matters neurological, I found Musicophilia fascinating and accessible. The case histories described in this book illustrate the extraordinary way that music effects the brain and how it can both soothe and stimulate people with brain damage. I finished the book feeling frustrated that I wasn't taught more about music at an early age, but reassured that music may prove comforting to me in my dotage.

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