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Uncle Tungsten : memories of a chemical boyhood

Author: Oliver W Sacks
Publisher: London : Picador, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oliver W Sacks; Oliver W Sacks; Oliver Sacks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver W Sacks
ISBN: 9780330523660 033052366X
OCLC Number: 751788123
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Includes index.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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