The Island of the Colorblind
AuthorOliver Sacks
Cover artistChip Kidd
LanguageEnglish
SubjectAchromatopsia
PublisherA.A. Knopf
Publication date
1997
Media typePrint
Pages336
ISBN978-0-676-97035-7
OCLC35235302
Preceded byAn Anthropologist on Mars (1995) 
Followed byUncle 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.

The subject was also presented in an episode of the BBC documentary series The Mind Traveller.[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ "BBC Episode Guide for The Mind Traveller". Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "IMDB entry for The Mind Traveller". Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  3. ^ Brennan, Patricia (August 23, 1998). "'THE MIND TRAVELLER'". Washington Post. Washington Post. Retrieved July 20, 2021.