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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of A Chemical Boyhood

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Dimensions: L: 13cm x W: 2.2cm x H: 19.7cm

Product Code: 9781509813698

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`If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind' The Times In Uncle Tungsten, 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. Uncle Tungsten radiates all the delight and wonder of a boy's adventures, and is an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young mind.

Book Title Uncle Tungsten: Memories of A Chemical Boyhood
ISBN 9781509813698
By Author(s) Oliver Sacks
Publisher Picador
Pages 337
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13cm x 2.2cm x 19.7cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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