A Leg To Stand On by Oliver Sacks

By Oliver Sacks

Publish yr note: First released in 1984
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'Sacks has written a publication a few leg, his leg; however it is a narrative in regards to the nature of selfhood - a story corresponding to Conrad's " the key Sharer"' "New York assessment of Books "

'Losing using a limb is a disaster, and it wanted a considerate essay written approximately it. this is often it. it's greater than that. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist of extensive lay interpreting, a guy of humane eloquence, a real communicator conscious of the damnable rift that subsists among health care provider and sufferer. Its worth lies in its willingness to mix the technical and the demonic, to confess poetry and philosophy and the non secular impulse. it's also intensely own, however it affirms the group of human experience' Anthony Burgess, "Observer"

'It is in each manner a marvellously wealthy and considerate story. Dr Sacks has, once more, emphatically proven how a lot there's nonetheless to be realized from painstakingly saw and chronicled case history' " Sunday Telegraph"

'Dr Sacks reports his hindrance in distinctive scientific, emotional and philosophical phrases. nobody has defined that well-known situation so good ahead of. A striking, beneficiant, bright and punctiliously clever piece of writing' "Sunday Times"

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1998) Kuzey Anadolu Fay ZonuAbant-lsmetpasa kesimininbazi neotektonik ozellikleri,Aktif Tektonik Ar. Gr. I. 68-77. 40. , Gokten, E. andOzaksoy, V. ) Aktif Tek: Birinci Top. Bildiriler, p. 78-87. 41. Kikuchi M. and Kanamori H. Seismol. Soc. , 81, 2335-2350 . 42. , Honkura , Y . (1996) A rupture model for the Mudurnu Valley,Turkey earthquakeand its implicationforseismotectonicsin the Westernpart of the North AnatolianFault Zone,Geophys. Res. , 23, 29-32. 43. , Honkura, Y. and Kuge, K. (2001) Seismic activity triggered by the 1999 izmit Geophys.

Because the station is located a few kilometers from the , what fault it really records, however , is the passageof the conical shock wave front centered on the fault. 9km/s. by it. Correcting for this yields a rupture velocity Inorder to insure that the time at SKR is correct, we used the regional strong motion stations other than SKR to locate the first strong aftershock, clearly written on the same records as the main shock , that occurred about 35 s later (Figure 7). We located this aftershock relatively to the main shock focus.

1991) Geological evidencefor the last two faulting eventson the North AnatolianFault Zone in the Mudurnu , valley westernTurkey, Tectonophysics, 193, 335-345 . 34. ,Yoshioka,T. and KU~IfU, i. Geo!. Survey,Open File Rep. 94-568,pp, 143. 35. , Poisson, A . and Bellier , O. (1995) The North Anatolian Fault Zone : distributedNeogene deformationin itsnorthwardconvex part,Tectonophysics, 243,135 -154. 36. Demirtas, R. , 11,154-162. 37. , Duman, T. and KU~IfU, i. (1997)Geologicalevidence for four faulting events during the past 2000 years produced by the North Anatolian Fault:at recent llgaz results of GSJ-MTA cooperative research on active fault in Turkey .

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