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The Resource The oracle of night : the history and science of dreams, Sidarta Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn

The oracle of night : the history and science of dreams, Sidarta Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn

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The oracle of night : the history and science of dreams
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The oracle of night
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the history and science of dreams
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Sidarta Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn
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  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"What is a dream? Why do we dream? How do our bodies and minds use dreams? These questions are the starting point for this unprecedented, astonishing study of the role and significance of dreams, from the beginning of human history. It is an investigation on the grand scale, encompassing literature, anthropology, religion, and science, one that articulates the essential place dreams occupy in human culture, and how they functioned as the catalyst that compelled us to transform our earthly habitat into a human world. From the earliest cave paintings--where the author finds a key to humankind's first dreams and how they contributed to our capacity to perceive past and future, and to conceive the existence of "souls" and "spirits"--to cutting-edge scientific research, Ribeiro arrives at startling and revolutionary conclusions about the role of dreams in human existence and evolution. He explores the advances that contemporary neuroscience, biochemistry and psychology have made into the connections between sleep, dreams, and learning. He explains what dreams have taught us about the neural basis of memory and the transformation of memory in recall. And he makes clear that the earliest insight into dreams as oracular has been confirmed by contemporary research. Accessible, authoritative, and fascinating from first to last, The Oracle of Night gives us a wholly new way to understand this most basic of human experiences"--
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10995148
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Ribeiro, Sidarta
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612.8/21
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Hahn, Daniel
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the history and science of dreams
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The oracle of night : the history and science of dreams, Sidarta Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn
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Originally published in Brazil as O oráculo da noite : A história e a ciência do sonho by Companhia das Letras, São Paulo, in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-436) and index
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
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x, 466 pages
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9781524746902
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(hb)
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2020044675
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)1262763502
Label
The oracle of night : the history and science of dreams, Sidarta Ribeiro ; translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Brazil as O oráculo da noite : A história e a ciência do sonho by Companhia das Letras, São Paulo, in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 466 pages
Isbn
9781524746902
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2020044675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1262763502

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