The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and The Making of the Western World :: Iain McGilchrist soon to be presented for sale on the superior BookLovers of Bath web site!
New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd impression, first edition 2009. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: Why is the brain divided? Despite much research and speculation, neurologists have struggled to make sense of hemisphere differences, or of their impact on human thought and experience.
In this remarkable and absorbing book, lain McGilchrist argues that the two hemispheres have not merely different skills, but wholly different perspectives on the world. Drawing on a vast body of recent brain research, illustrated with fascinating case material, he suggests that the left hemisphere is designed to exploit the world effectively, but is narrow in focus and prizes theory over experience. It prefers mechanisms to living things…
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, a really decent copy otherwise.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 597 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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