Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

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Pan Macmillan, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 337 pages
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In an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary mind, the distinguished neurologist who wrote "Awakenings" offers an account of his youth as fascinating as his celebrated case histories. Overflowing with humor, sadness, sensuous recollection, and the almost physical rapture of discovery, this bestseller re-creates the wonder of science as it is first experienced. 10 halftones. NPR sponsorship.

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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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About the author (2001)

Oliver Sacks is the author of "Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," and many other books, for which he has received numerous awards, including the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and lives in New York City, where he is a practicing neurologist.

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