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Uncle Tungsten - Oliver Sacks
Uncle Tungsten
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780330390279 (0330390279)
Publisher: Picador Usa
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
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Hellen rated it
Nice book, only 3 stars because I was expecting more about the boyhood than the chemical. I think this book is more interesting and readable to those who are interested in a brief history of chemistry than those who are interested in a memoir of Oliver Sacks.
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Gender- and genre-bending rated it
4.0 Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Great read, but at times I wished this book contained more memoir and less history of chemistry (and I love chemistry).
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2.0 Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
i love oliver sacks' case studies and learning about neurology from his writing. this wasn't as fun for me, but it still was full of interesting and sometimes amazing information. this book is purely focused on chemistry, and people who have no interest in chemistry would not enjoy this at all. h...
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I feel totally terrible on giving up on this book. It is a very good book, but I believe it will not be readable for many. Or maybe I should put it this way – it cannot be appreciated as it should be unless you either have a thorough knowledge of chemistry or are willing to read the book slowly and ...
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