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Blindness

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A stunningly powerful novel of man\'s will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. “This is a shattering work ...

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  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 054753759X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. “This is a shattering work by a literary master.”—The Boston Globe A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses—and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.


Willful Blindness

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A book that will open eyes to the most serious problem of our times. In the case of the US Government versus Enron, the presiding judge chose to employ the ...

  • L'auteur : Margaret Heffernan
  • Editeur: Doubleday Canada
  • ISBN: 0385669011
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A book that will open eyes to the most serious problem of our times. In the case of the US Government versus Enron, the presiding judge chose to employ the legal concept of willful blindness: you are responsible if you could have known, and should have known, something which instead you strove not to see. The guilty verdict sent shivers down the spine of the corporate world. In this book, Margaret Heffernan draws on psychological studies, social statistics, interviews with relevant protagonists, and her own experience to throw light on willful blindness and why whistleblowers and Cassandras are so rare. Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to the family, this engaging and anecdotal book will explain why willful blindness is so dangerous in a globalized, interconnected world, before suggesting ways in which institutions and individuals can start to combat it. Margaret Heffernan's thought-provoking book will force us to open our eyes.


Blindness

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Henry Green's first novel, and the book that began his career as a master of British modernism Blindness—Henry Green’s first novel, begun while he was ...

  • L'auteur : Henry Green
  • Editeur: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1681370670
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Henry Green's first novel, and the book that began his career as a master of British modernism Blindness—Henry Green’s first novel, begun while he was still at Eton and finished before he left university—is the story of John Haye, a young student with literary airs. It starts with an excerpt from his diary, brimming with excitement and affectation and curiosity about life and literature. Then a freak accident robs John of his sight, plunging him into despair. Forced to live with his high-handed, horsey stepmother in the country, John begins a weird dalliance with a girl named Joan, leading to a new determination. Blindness is the curse of youth and inexperience and love and ambition, but blindness, John will discover, can also be the source of vision.


Living with Low Vision and Blindness

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This book summarizes the findings in the fields of general education and psychology as they relate to vision loss. It is concerned primarily with providing ...

  • L'auteur : John M. Crandell,Lee W. Robinson
  • Editeur: Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • ISBN: 0398085161
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Nombre de pages: 205
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book summarizes the findings in the fields of general education and psychology as they relate to vision loss. It is concerned primarily with providing understanding of the many elements that must be considered before a successful rehabilitative and/or an educational program can be developed. This type of understanding is illustrated in the book by examples drawn from experience that the authors have directly observed. Theoretical factors are described that must be considered in the development of a suitable program for a person with specific strengths and weaknesses. Discussions are also included that relate to the meaning and implications of self-concept and self-esteem in the overall adjustment of individuals with vision loss. Also, psychological and sociological theories are evaluated of 'the blind' as described in writings such as Kim's, The Community of the Blind, and Scott's, The Making of a Blind Man, in terms of their relevance of life adjustment. Weaknesses are identified in the research bases in this field and propose specific research activities that could help alleviate problems. Another focus is on provision of explanations of the origin, development, influence, and modification of public attitudes toward blindness and the influence of these attitudes on the adjustment of individuals with blindness. It will be of interest not only to educators and rehabilitation specialists in the field of work for the blind, but also to psychologists, social workers, educators, and therapists.


Blindness

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This is a remarkable study of how Western culture has represented blindness, especially in that most visual of arts, painting. Moshe Barasch draws upon not ...

  • L'auteur : Moshe Barasch
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136799753
  • Genre: Art
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This is a remarkable study of how Western culture has represented blindness, especially in that most visual of arts, painting. Moshe Barasch draws upon not only the span of art history from antiquity to the eighteenth century but also the classical and biblical traditions that underpin so much of artistic representation: Blind Homer, the healing of


Blindness and Brain Plasticity in Navigation and Object Perception

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Research into the development of sensory structures in the brains of blind or visually-impaired individuals has opened a window into important ways in whic ...

  • L'auteur : John J. Rieser,Daniel H. Ashmead,Ford Ebner,Anne L. Corn
  • Editeur: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 113667893X
  • Genre: Education
  • Nombre de pages: 440
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Research into the development of sensory structures in the brains of blind or visually-impaired individuals has opened a window into important ways in which the mind works. In these individuals, the part of the brain that is usually devoted to processing visual information is given over to increased processing of the touch and hearing sense. This demonstration of brain plasticity is of great importance to cognitive neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists, and has real implications for rehabilitation and education specialists who work with the visually impaired. This is an interdisciplinary book, featuring chapters from cognitive and developmental psychologists, neurologists and neuroscientists, and rehabilitation specialists and educators. All of these groups do research in this area but generally do not collaborate with one another. This book is an attempt to bring together the disparate threads of research into a single volume, appropriate for all three markets.


War blindness at St. Dunstan's

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  • L'auteur : A. Lawson
  • Editeur: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5871590640
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 148
  • Langue: French/English
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There Plant Eyes

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From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinati ...

  • L'auteur : M. Leona Godin
  • Editeur: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 1524748722
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight. There Plant Eyes probes the ways in which blindness has shaped our ocularcentric culture, challenging deeply ingrained ideas about what it means to be “blind.” For millennia, blind­ness has been used to signify such things as thoughtlessness (“blind faith”), irrationality (“blind rage”), and unconsciousness (“blind evolution”). But at the same time, blind people have been othered as the recipients of special powers as compensation for lost sight (from the poetic gifts of John Milton to the heightened senses of the comic book hero Daredevil). Godin—who began losing her vision at age ten—illuminates the often-surprising history of both the condition of blindness and the myths and ideas that have grown up around it over the course of generations. She combines an analysis of blindness in art and culture (from King Lear to Star Wars) with a study of the science of blindness and key developments in accessibility (the white cane, embossed printing, digital technology) to paint a vivid personal and cultural history. A genre-defying work, There Plant Eyes reveals just how essential blindness and vision are to humanity’s understanding of itself and the world.


Moral Blindness

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Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday in ...

  • L'auteur : Zygmunt Bauman,Leonidas Donskis
  • Editeur: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 074566962X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, in the inability or refusal to understand them and in the casual turning away of one’s ethical gaze. Evil and moral blindness lurk in what we take as normality and in the triviality and banality of everyday life, and not just in the abnormal and exceptional cases. The distinctive kind of moral blindness that characterizes our societies is brilliantly analysed by Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis through the concept of adiaphora: the placing of certain acts or categories of human beings outside of the universe of moral obligations and evaluations. Adiaphora implies an attitude of indifference to what is happening in the world – a moral numbness. In a life where rhythms are dictated by ratings wars and box-office returns, where people are preoccupied with the latest gadgets and forms of gossip, in our ‘hurried life’ where attention rarely has time to settle on any issue of importance, we are at serious risk of losing our sensitivity to the plight of the other. Only celebrities or media stars can expect to be noticed in a society stuffed with sensational, valueless information. This probing inquiry into the fate of our moral sensibilities will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the most profound changes that are silently shaping the lives of everyone in our contemporary liquid-modern world.


Assistive Technology for Blindness and Low Vision

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Assistive technology has made it feasible for individuals with a wide range of impairments to engage in many activities, such as education and employment, ...

  • L'auteur : Roberto Manduchi,Sri Kurniawan
  • Editeur: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439871558
  • Genre: Medical
  • Nombre de pages: 441
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Assistive technology has made it feasible for individuals with a wide range of impairments to engage in many activities, such as education and employment, in ways not previously possible. The key factor is to create consumer-driven technologies that solve the problems by addressing the needs of persons with visual impairments. Assistive Technology for Blindness and Low Vision explores a broad range of technologies that are improving the lives of these individuals. Presenting the current state of the art, this book emphasizes what can be learned from past successful products, as well as what exciting new solutions the future holds. Written by world-class leaders in their field, the chapters cover the physiological bases of vision loss and the fundamentals of orientation, mobility, and information access for blind and low vision individuals. They discuss technology for multiple applications (mobility, wayfinding, information access, education, work, entertainment), including both established technology and cutting-edge research. The book also examines computer and digital media access and the scientific basis for the theory and practice of sensory substitution. This volume provides a holistic view of the elements to consider when designing assistive technology for persons with visual impairment, keeping in mind the need for a user-driven approach to successfully design products that are easy to use, well priced, and fill a specific need. Written for a broad audience, this book provides a comprehensive overview and in-depth descriptions of current technology for designers, engineers, practitioners, rehabilitation professionals, and all readers interested in the challenges and promises of creating successful assistive technology.


The History of Color Blindness

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  • L'auteur : P. Lanthony
  • Editeur: Wayenborgh Publishing
  • ISBN: 9062999034
  • Genre: Medical
  • Nombre de pages: 227
  • Langue: French/English
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Low Vision And Blindness

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Presents new information & hopes to interest new research professionals in meeting the challenges faced by persons with a visual disability. Articles: outc ...

  • L'auteur : Tamara T. Sowell,Bruce B. Blasch
  • Editeur: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 075670202X
  • Genre: Medical
  • Nombre de pages: 103
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Presents new information & hopes to interest new research professionals in meeting the challenges faced by persons with a visual disability. Articles: outcome assessment of the rehabilitation of the visually impaired; characteristics of AMD patients with low vision receiving visual rehabilitation; visual factors & mobility in persons with age-related macular degeneration; a biomechanical evaluation of visually impaired persons' gait & long-cane mechanics; remote infrared signage evaluation for transit stations & intersections; & impact of digital miniaturization & networked topologies on access to next generation telecomm. by people with visual disabilities. Illustrations.


Psychology of Touch and Blindness

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This book reviews the considerable body of research that has been done to evaluate the touch skills of blind people. With an emphasis on cognitive and neur ...

  • L'auteur : Morton A. Heller,Edouard Gentaz
  • Editeur: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1134521669
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Nombre de pages: 284
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book reviews the considerable body of research that has been done to evaluate the touch skills of blind people. With an emphasis on cognitive and neuroscientific approaches, it encompasses a wide-ranging discussion of the theoretical issues in the field of touch perception and blindness. The volume includes chapters on sensory aspects of touch, perception in blind individuals, multimodal relations and their implications for instruction and development, and new technology, including sensory aids and virtual touch. A distinctive feature of the book is the inclusion of the practical applications of research in this area. A significant characteristic of research on touch and imagery in congenitally blind individuals is that it speaks to the basic nature of spatial imagery and the importance and necessity -- or lack thereof -- of specific visual sensory experience for the acquisition of knowledge about space, spatial layout, and picture perception. As such, the book will not only appeal to researchers and professionals with an interest in touch and blindness, but also to a wider audience of cognitive psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists working in the field of perception.


John Milton’s sonnet “On His Blindness” is a statement on the individual’s worthiness independent of one’s measurable achievements

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Duisburg-Essen (Anglistik), ...

  • L'auteur : Julia Wehner
  • Editeur: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640935934
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 9
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Duisburg-Essen (Anglistik), language: English, abstract: John Milton criticizes our modern achievement-oriented society in his sonnet “On his blindness” because nowadays performance is a precondition for high regard and appreciation of somebody. However, his poem can serve as a statement in favor of a person’s worthiness independent of one’s performance and workload. The expression achievement-oriented society means that the distributions of goods like economic resources but also “prestige” and “power” are dependent on the attributed individual’s performance. This functionality is the so called “achievement principle” (Arzberger 24). In other words: Reputation is due to measurable accomplishments. Who does not achieve enough, does not gain any esteem. In order to examine my thesis I am going to analyze both the sonnet’s poetic and rhetorical form. First of all I am going to point out the gist of the poem briefly.


Treatment of Colour Blindness (Colour Vision Deficiency) Self-Learning Course

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About This Book This book has been written for those who are partial colour blind or having colour vision deficiency and are not able to read ishihara book ...

  • L'auteur : Prof. N L Shraman
  • Editeur: Memory Book: Smaran Shakti
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  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Nombre de pages: 108
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: About This Book This book has been written for those who are partial colour blind or having colour vision deficiency and are not able to read ishihara book to pass medical examination. This book had been designed on the basis of Brain mapping System Techniques for colour blindness. Any one suffering from colour blindness can identify colours and pass medical examinations conducted by various authorizes like police, army, military, air force, navy, chemist, doctors, railway, armed forces, mining, police officers etc. You have to practice with red plates and normal plates daily at least 2-3 hours per day for 21 days minimum. You will surely pass medicals and get the job without losing the opportunity. This is self-learning book and no other training required. - Prof. N L Shraman Published by The Memory Guru of India Kanpur-208007 India


Night Blindness

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A future as bright as the stars above the Connecticut shore lay before Jensen Reilly and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, until the terrible events of an ...

  • L'auteur : Susan Strecker
  • Editeur: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466849614
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A future as bright as the stars above the Connecticut shore lay before Jensen Reilly and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, until the terrible events of an October night left Jensen running from her family and her first love. Over the years that followed, Jensen buried her painful past, and now, married to a charismatic artist, she has created a new life far away from the unbearable secret of that night. When Jensen's father, Sterling, is diagnosed with a brain tumor, she returns to her childhood home for the first time in thirteen years, and the memories of her old life come flooding back along with the people she's tried to escape. Torn between her life in Santa Fe with her free-spirited husband, Nic, and the realization that it is time to face her past, Jensen must make a terrifying decision that threatens to change her life again—this time forever. An emotionally thrilling debut set during a New England summer, Susan Strecker's Night Blindness is a compelling novel about the choices we make, the sanctity of friendship, and the power of love.


A Study Guide for Jose Saramago's "Blindness"

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A Study Guide for Jose Saramago's "Blindness," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; charact ...

  • L'auteur : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Editeur: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410341615
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 25
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A Study Guide for Jose Saramago's "Blindness," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


My Heart Is Not Blind

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My Heart Is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception is a collection of stunning portraits of blind and visually impaired people taken by photographer Michae ...

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  • Editeur: Trinity University Press
  • ISBN: 1595348751
  • Genre: Photography
  • Nombre de pages: 223
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: My Heart Is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception is a collection of stunning portraits of blind and visually impaired people taken by photographer Michael Nye. Each image is accompanied by an intimate story told by the subject concerning his or her experiences and unique perspective. The causes of vision loss range from genetic predispositions (retinitis pigmentosa) or disease (glaucoma) to external circumstances such as accidents (struck by a train) or violence (gunshot wound). The people in this diverse group differ not only in their particular conditions and losses but also in their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Taken as a whole, however, the accounts of adapting to changing modes of perception are bound by a common theme of resilience, revealed in shared reactions and unexpected insights. The subjects depicted in My Heart Is Not Blind share their experiences and unique perspectives in a personal narratives that accompany their respective portraits. Most speak of the transition from sight to vision loss, and how that has changed—and not changed—their ability to perceive the surrounding world. Some question the classification of blindness as a disability. One participant proposes that blindness may, in some ways, even aid in perception, musing, “if you can always see the sun, you can never discover the stars.” My Heart Is Not Blind offers a window into the world of the blind and visually impaired, revealing surprising similarities and fascinating differences alongside compelling accounts of survival, adaptation, and heightened understanding. The collection invites us to reconsider what we think we know about blindness in order to gain a deeper understanding of vision and perception.


Seeing with the Hands

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A literary, historical and philosophical discussion of attitudes to blindness by the sighted, and what the blind 'see'Why has there been a persistent fasci ...

  • L'auteur : Paterson Mark Paterson
  • Editeur: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474405339
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A literary, historical and philosophical discussion of attitudes to blindness by the sighted, and what the blind 'see'Why has there been a persistent fascination by the sighted, including philosophers, poets and the public, in what the blind 'see'? Is the experience of being blind, as Descartes declared, like 'seeing with the hands'? What happens on the rare occasions when surgery allows previously blind people to see for the very first time? And how did evidence from early experimental surgery inform those philosophical debates about vision and touch? These questions and others were prompted by a question that the Irish scientist, Molyneux, asked an English philosopher, Locke, in 1688, but which was to have implications for British empiricism, French sensationism, and the beginnings of psychology that outlasted the long tail of the Enlightenment. Through an unfolding historical and philosophical narrative the book follows up responses to this question in Britain and France, and considers it as an early articulation of sensory substitution, the substitution of one sense (touch) for another (vision). This concept has influenced attitudes towards blindness, and technologies for the blind and vision impaired, to this day.Key FeaturesUnfolds the history of 'blindness' from 17th century that shades into the beginnings of psychologyQuestions the assumed centrality of vision and the eye in Enlightenment philosophy and scienceTraces the core idea of 'sensory substitution' from hypothetical speculations in the 17th century to present day technologies for the blind and vision impaired


Undaunted by Blindness, 2nd Edition

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The purpose of this book is to provide concise biographical information about 400 notable blind persons. The people in this volume are but a small sample o ...

  • L'auteur : Clifford E. Olstrom
  • Editeur: eBookIt.com
  • ISBN: 0982272197
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The purpose of this book is to provide concise biographical information about 400 notable blind persons. The people in this volume are but a small sample of many thousands of notable blind persons in history. Most of the information about their lives comes from secondary sources. Where feasible, some of the subject's own words were used.