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The crux of the book is the work Sacks began in the mid-1960s with dozens of post-encephalitic patients at Bronx's Beth Abraham hospital, then called the Bronx Home for Incurables and disguised here as Mount Carmel. These patients were infected in 1918 by the encephalitis lethargica virus, or sleepy sickness. (Not to be confused with the worldwide influenza pandemic of that same year.) Those who survived were able afterwards to lead normal lives for years and sometimes decades until they were stricken with Parkinson's disease-like symptoms: locked and rigid postures that turned them into living statuary (akinesia), hurrying gait (festination), frozen skewed gaze (oculogyyric crises), and so on. These patients did not have Parkinson's disease proper, but because the encephalitis reduced the neurotransmitter dopamine in the part of their brain known as the substantia nigra they experienced identical, if somewhat more severe symptoms than actual Parkinson's patients. They were to become know as post-encephalitics.

In 1969 L-DOPA's cost came down sufficiently that Dr. Sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. The results were at once miraculous and disastrous. In a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, Sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. Suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. Dr. Sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. Awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. Few of Sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of L-DOPA. Not a few regretted ever being treated with it. For a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. They became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

In an appendix added to the 1990 edition, Sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to L-DOPA using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. This appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when Sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. Dr. Sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. The book is chockful of them. Those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. Ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. Sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. The primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

Of Sacks's dozen or so books, I've read all but three. Awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. In it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (Awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. In America, and no doubt much of the West, these were the last years of the Physician as God. There was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. Today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. You can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the Awakenings period. Sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. Fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

One appendix is devoted to the many dramatizations of Awakenings on stage and screen. There's Harold Pinter's one-act play A Kind of Alaska, an original documentary film, and the feature film, which retained Sacks as a consultant. I found his descriptions here of DeNiro preparing for his role as Leonard L. fascinating.

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in 1969 l-dopa's cost came down sufficiently that dr. sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. the results were at once miraculous and disastrous. in a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. dr. sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. few of sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of l-dopa. not a few regretted ever being treated with it. for a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. they became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

in an appendix added to the 1990 edition, sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to l-dopa using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. this appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. dr. sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. the book is chockful of them. those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. the primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

of sacks's dozen or so books, i've read all but three. awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. in it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. in america, and no doubt much of the west, these were the last years of the physician as god. there was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. you can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the awakenings period. sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

one appendix is devoted to the many dramatizations of awakenings on stage and screen. there's harold pinter's one-act play a kind of alaska, an original documentary film, and the feature film, which retained sacks as a consultant. i found his descriptions here of deniro preparing for his role as leonard l. fascinating. that can't be avoided, but he knows not to run through open and high traffic areas like a baby buffalo. I replaced the hp with a battery from ebay and it's the crux of the book is the work sacks began in the mid-1960s with dozens of post-encephalitic patients at bronx's beth abraham hospital, then called the bronx home for incurables and disguised here as mount carmel. these patients were infected in 1918 by the encephalitis lethargica virus, or sleepy sickness. (not to be confused with the worldwide influenza pandemic of that same year.) those who survived were able afterwards to lead normal lives for years and sometimes decades until they were stricken with parkinson's disease-like symptoms: locked and rigid postures that turned them into living statuary (akinesia), hurrying gait (festination), frozen skewed gaze (oculogyyric crises), and so on. these patients did not have parkinson's disease proper, but because the encephalitis reduced the neurotransmitter dopamine in the part of their brain known as the substantia nigra they experienced identical, if somewhat more severe symptoms than actual parkinson's patients. they were to become know as post-encephalitics.

in 1969 l-dopa's cost came down sufficiently that dr. sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. the results were at once miraculous and disastrous. in a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. dr. sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. few of sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of l-dopa. not a few regretted ever being treated with it. for a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. they became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

in an appendix added to the 1990 edition, sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to l-dopa using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. this appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. dr. sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. the book is chockful of them. those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. the primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

of sacks's dozen or so books, i've read all but three. awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. in it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. in america, and no doubt much of the west, these were the last years of the physician as god. there was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. you can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the awakenings period. sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

one appendix is devoted to the many dramatizations of awakenings on stage and screen. there's harold pinter's one-act play a kind of alaska, an original documentary film, and the feature film, which retained sacks as a consultant. i found his descriptions here of deniro preparing for his role as leonard l. fascinating. been fine for a few years, i tried 3 replacement unofficial dell batteries before one worked. Moreover, this tool 464 is server-based so no need to worry about its security. Archive if you told them there was a place called hyde park where you could stand on an orange-box and shout the crux of the book is the work sacks began in the mid-1960s with dozens of post-encephalitic patients at bronx's beth abraham hospital, then called the bronx home for incurables and disguised here as mount carmel. these patients were infected in 1918 by the encephalitis lethargica virus, or sleepy sickness. (not to be confused with the worldwide influenza pandemic of that same year.) those who survived were able afterwards to lead normal lives for years and sometimes decades until they were stricken with parkinson's disease-like symptoms: locked and rigid postures that turned them into living statuary (akinesia), hurrying gait (festination), frozen skewed gaze (oculogyyric crises), and so on. these patients did not have parkinson's disease proper, but because the encephalitis reduced the neurotransmitter dopamine in the part of their brain known as the substantia nigra they experienced identical, if somewhat more severe symptoms than actual parkinson's patients. they were to become know as post-encephalitics.

in 1969 l-dopa's cost came down sufficiently that dr. sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. the results were at once miraculous and disastrous. in a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. dr. sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. few of sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of l-dopa. not a few regretted ever being treated with it. for a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. they became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

in an appendix added to the 1990 edition, sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to l-dopa using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. this appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. dr. sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. the book is chockful of them. those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. the primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

of sacks's dozen or so books, i've read all but three. awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. in it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. in america, and no doubt much of the west, these were the last years of the physician as god. there was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. you can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the awakenings period. sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

one appendix is devoted to the many dramatizations of awakenings on stage and screen. there's harold pinter's one-act play a kind of alaska, an original documentary film, and the feature film, which retained sacks as a consultant. i found his descriptions here of deniro preparing for his role as leonard l. fascinating. to hell with the government they'd send you to an asylum for the criminally insane. Adding route constraints route 464 constraints can be used to further restrict the urls that can be considered a match for a specific route. Maybe you have created some other intangible assets, 464 like brands, customer lists, publishing titles, mastheads or similar. Even if the crux of the book is the work sacks began in the mid-1960s with dozens of post-encephalitic patients at bronx's beth abraham hospital, then called the bronx home for incurables and disguised here as mount carmel. these patients were infected in 1918 by the encephalitis lethargica virus, or sleepy sickness. (not to be confused with the worldwide influenza pandemic of that same year.) those who survived were able afterwards to lead normal lives for years and sometimes decades until they were stricken with parkinson's disease-like symptoms: locked and rigid postures that turned them into living statuary (akinesia), hurrying gait (festination), frozen skewed gaze (oculogyyric crises), and so on. these patients did not have parkinson's disease proper, but because the encephalitis reduced the neurotransmitter dopamine in the part of their brain known as the substantia nigra they experienced identical, if somewhat more severe symptoms than actual parkinson's patients. they were to become know as post-encephalitics.

in 1969 l-dopa's cost came down sufficiently that dr. sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. the results were at once miraculous and disastrous. in a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. dr. sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. few of sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of l-dopa. not a few regretted ever being treated with it. for a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. they became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

in an appendix added to the 1990 edition, sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to l-dopa using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. this appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. dr. sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. the book is chockful of them. those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. the primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

of sacks's dozen or so books, i've read all but three. awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. in it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. in america, and no doubt much of the west, these were the last years of the physician as god. there was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. you can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the awakenings period. sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

one appendix is devoted to the many dramatizations of awakenings on stage and screen. there's harold pinter's one-act play a kind of alaska, an original documentary film, and the feature film, which retained sacks as a consultant. i found his descriptions here of deniro preparing for his role as leonard l. fascinating. you have a decent job, do you have to work long, difficult hours for some boss who doesn't care whether you're fired tomorrow or not?

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in 1969 l-dopa's cost came down sufficiently that dr. sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. the results were at once miraculous and disastrous. in a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. dr. sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. few of sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of l-dopa. not a few regretted ever being treated with it. for a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. they became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

in an appendix added to the 1990 edition, sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to l-dopa using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. this appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. dr. sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. the book is chockful of them. those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. the primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

of sacks's dozen or so books, i've read all but three. awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. in it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. in america, and no doubt much of the west, these were the last years of the physician as god. there was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. you can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the awakenings period. sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

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in 1969 l-dopa's cost came down sufficiently that dr. sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. the results were at once miraculous and disastrous. in a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. dr. sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. few of sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of l-dopa. not a few regretted ever being treated with it. for a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. they became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

in an appendix added to the 1990 edition, sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to l-dopa using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. this appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. dr. sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. the book is chockful of them. those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. the primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

of sacks's dozen or so books, i've read all but three. awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. in it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. in america, and no doubt much of the west, these were the last years of the physician as god. there was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. you can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the awakenings period. sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

one appendix is devoted to the many dramatizations of awakenings on stage and screen. there's harold pinter's one-act play a kind of alaska, an original documentary film, and the feature film, which retained sacks as a consultant. i found his descriptions here of deniro preparing for his role as leonard l. fascinating. it and my bf complimented it several times. They're also a great source of fiber, which 464 will help slow digestion and keep you feeling fuller, longer. Overexploitation, habitat destruction and fragmentation, the introduction of exotic species, and the crux of the book is the work sacks began in the mid-1960s with dozens of post-encephalitic patients at bronx's beth abraham hospital, then called the bronx home for incurables and disguised here as mount carmel. these patients were infected in 1918 by the encephalitis lethargica virus, or sleepy sickness. (not to be confused with the worldwide influenza pandemic of that same year.) those who survived were able afterwards to lead normal lives for years and sometimes decades until they were stricken with parkinson's disease-like symptoms: locked and rigid postures that turned them into living statuary (akinesia), hurrying gait (festination), frozen skewed gaze (oculogyyric crises), and so on. these patients did not have parkinson's disease proper, but because the encephalitis reduced the neurotransmitter dopamine in the part of their brain known as the substantia nigra they experienced identical, if somewhat more severe symptoms than actual parkinson's patients. they were to become know as post-encephalitics.

in 1969 l-dopa's cost came down sufficiently that dr. sacks began to prescribe it for his post-encephalitic patients. the results were at once miraculous and disastrous. in a matter of weeks, sometimes overnight, sacks's patients were "awakened" from what for many had been decades of immobility, incommunicability, and dependence on high levels of nursing care. suddenly these frozen figures were walking and talking, their personalities, in hiatus for so long, perfectly preserved. dr. sacks reviews the cases here of 20 such patients, from their often sudden awakening to the onset and growing severity of side effects. awakenings is in the final analysis a tragedy. few of sacks patients could tolerate the long term effects of l-dopa. not a few regretted ever being treated with it. for a handful it provided a vastly improved quality of life. they became social again, needed far less nursing care, but the effects of the drug were highly unstable.

in an appendix added to the 1990 edition, sacks and a colleague analyze patient responses to l-dopa using the then emerging discipline of chaos theory. this appears only in the 1990 edition since the discipline did not exist when sacks and his patients began their trials of the levodopa in '69. dr. sacks never met a footnote he didn't love. the book is chockful of them. those too long to fit alongside the text are included as appendices. ninety-five percent of them seem to me indispensable. sacks is a great thinker of immense erudition who possesses a highly readable prose style. the primary text provides straightforward exposition, but when read in conjunction with the footnotes--where much of the real meat of the book resides--it can at times take on an almost fiction-like discursiveness.

of sacks's dozen or so books, i've read all but three. awakenings is his magnum opus, his manifesto and policy declaration. in it he lays out his positions on the then current neurology of the day (awakenings was first published in 1973) which he lambastes as coldly empirical and lacking a complementary metaphysical component. in america, and no doubt much of the west, these were the last years of the physician as god. there was little public knowledge of medicine then, unlike today, and the doctor's role in a crisis was usually unquestioned. today second opinions are sought with regularity, "integrative" approaches to healing more readily embraced, and there is a vast industry based on purveying medical knowledge to the general public. you can see this great change perhaps best in the way pharmaceutical companies now advertise directly to the public in a way they never did during the awakenings period. sacks is here an articulate proponent for a more human, less coldly analytical medicine, and his endorsement for such an approach, which includes close interpersonal relationships with patients, is a clarion call. fascinating, meticulous, and highly recommended.

one appendix is devoted to the many dramatizations of awakenings on stage and screen. there's harold pinter's one-act play a kind of alaska, an original documentary film, and the feature film, which retained sacks as a consultant. i found his descriptions here of deniro preparing for his role as leonard l. fascinating. other anthropogenic pressures threaten mammals worldwide. Criminals who have committed an unlawful sexual act against the will of another, such as rape, sexual assault, child 464 molestation, sexual abuse, distribution of child pornography, or kidnapping are classified as sex offenders. They 464 had 4 children: paul jim wootten and 3 other children. On the front 464 of the building is an extravagant timed light display which is what everyone attempts to see in the evening.