In uncle tungsten we meet sacks extraordinary family from his surgeon mother who introduces the fourteen year old oliver to the art of human dissection and his father a family doctor who imbues in his son an early enthusiasm for housecalls to his uncle tungsten whose factory produces tungsten filament lightbulbs we follow the young oliver as he is exiled at the age of six to a grim . Uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood sacks oliver isbn 9780330523660 kostenloser versand fr alle bcher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood amazoncouk sacks oliver books uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood paperback 10 may 2012 by oliver sacks author 45 out of 5 stars 182 ratings book 1 of 2 in the oliver sacks memoirs series see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions amazon price new from used from kindle edition please retry 599 . In uncle tungsten oliver sacks weaves together the wonders of chemistry and his boyhood experiences with grace ease and just the right comedic touch the result is a rich unique and compelling glimpse into the development of an enormously fertile and creative mind. The memories of boyhood entwined with a detailed history of chemistry offer a superb but slow read every page is heavy with crisp factual ordered information what i loved about the book was the humble and honest recounting of oliver sacks glorious and sometimes painful childhood in war torn britain his prodigious knowledge love and understanding of many aspects of chemistry and physics
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