Tuesday, January 1, 2008
"The Island of the Colorblind" by Oliver Sacks
If you haven't read this book or even heard of it, it's time for you to get caught up in great reading. Whether you're a Chamorro, a student of neurology, or someone merely interested in Pacific cultures, this is a must-read. You'll find this book thoroughly fascinating as Sacks delves into various neurological conditions plaguing natives of various Micronesian islands to include coverage of lytico-bodig, a degenerative disease in Guam that includes Parkinson's-like symptoms and is known to be fatal.