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Uncle Tungsten
Author: Oliver Sacks

ISBN: 9781509813698
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23 February 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.8
Description:
'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.

About the Author

Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings.
Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote m...

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