2018 Hot Products Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood (Paperback) by Sacks Oliver SWRq4bqS

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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 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.