Acquired via BookCrossing 03 July 2009 – in my NSS parcel at the Unconvention

Yes – I’m onto my Uncon books now (although I’ve skipped past the huge Ted Heath bio, which I’m saving for the Christmas break)

Not one of Sacks’ neuropsychology works but a more personal work – a diary of a week-long trip to Mexico to study ferns. A beautiful book in which he both celebrates the ferns themselves and the people – mostly amateurs – who study and know so much about them. Eccentrics abound in both populations, but Sacks feels included in this quite different world, which he stumbled upon a few years ago, and obviously has a wonderful time. A lovely book which, although registered, I’m going to keep, making it available to loan only to people fairly close to me!