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I especially thought uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood to be most engaging and interesting the book is an elegantly written autobiography with remarkably vivid accounts of sacks early formative years describing in historical detail his fascination with chemistry numbers and natural history subjects which revealed to him that uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood is a memoir by oliver sacks about his childhood published in 2001the book is named after sackss uncle dave secretary of a business named tungstalite which made incandescent lightbulbs with a tungsten filament whom oliver nicknamed uncle tungstenaccording to family members oliver used the single nickname uncle tungsten to refer to a uncle tungsten is a crystalline view of a brilliant young mind springing to life a story of growing up which is by turns elegiac comic uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood sacks is lucky to have made it to memoir writing age he grew up in postwar london and by the time he was a fifteen year old schoolboy he had torched get this from a library uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood oliver sacks long before oliver sacks became a neurologist and one of our finest science writers he was a small english boy fascinated by metals and also by chemical reactions the louder and smellier the uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood oliver sacks 336pp picador 1799 uncle tungsten was the relative with the lightbulb factory and a penchant for spectacular chemistry

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