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Uncle Tungsten : memories of a chemical boyhood

By: Sacks, Oliver

1509813691 / 9781509813698
Paperback
616.80092
25/02/2016
Stock expected by 10/12/2020
England
20 cm 337 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.

Uncle Tungsten radiates all the delight and wonder of a boy's adventures, and is an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young mind. Oliver Sacks evokes, with warmth and wit, his upbringing in wartime England.

He tells of the large science-steeped family who fostered his early fascination with chemistry.

There follow his years at boarding school where, though unhappy, he developed the intellectual curiosity that would shape his later life. And we hear of his return to London, an emotionally bereft ten-year-old who found solace in his passion for learning. 'If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind' - The Times

BIC:

BGTA Autobiography: science, technology & medicine, BM Memoirs, MJN Neurology & clinical neurophysiology, PDZ Popular science

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