The Island of the Colorblind

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The Island of the Colorblind
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Author Oliver Sacks
Cover artist Chip Kidd
Language English
Subject Achromatopsia
Publisher A.A. Knopf
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 336
ISBN 978-0-676-97035-7
OCLC 35235302
Preceded by An Anthropologist on Mars (1995)
Followed by Uncle Tungsten (2001)

The Island of the Colorblind is a 1997 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks about achromatopsia on the Micronesian atoll of Pingelap. It was published in the UK as The Island of the Colour-blind. The second half of the book is devoted to the mystery of Lytico-Bodig disease in Guam.

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