UNCLE TUNGSTEN: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Artful, impassioned memoir of a youth spent lost in the blinding light of chemistry from neurologist/essayist Sacks (The Island of the Colorblind, 1998, etc.).He grew up in wartime England in a sizeable extended intellectual family: doctors, mathematicians, physicists, chemists, and general polymaths. Early on an uncle introduced Oliver to the thrall of metals, and he came to know gold, silver ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phoebe - Goodreads

Oliver Sacks (I guess the family were likely Sachs once...) is the only man I know of who I wish had a bigger ego. This book purports to be an autobiography, but there is barely a chapter about Oliver ... Read full review

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