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- DescriptionIn Uncle Tungsten 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. If you did t think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind . (The Times). The amalgamation of personal recollection and scientific history makes a lumius, inspiring book . ( Sunday Telegraph ). Uncle Tungsten is really about the raw joy of scientific understanding; what it is like to be a precocious child discovering the alchemical secrets of reality for the first time; the sheer thrill of finding intelligible patterns in nature . ( Guardian ).
- Author BiographyOliver Sacks was educated in London, Oxford, California and New York. He is a professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.
- PrizesWinner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for Non-fiction 2002. Shortlisted for Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize: Non-fiction 2002.
- Author(s)Oliver Sacks
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication23/08/2002
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date04/04/2012
- Content Noteportraits
- Weight367 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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