Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
337
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375704048

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About the Author

Oliver Sacks was a neurologist, writer, and professor of medicine. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the "poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Sacks is the author of thirteen books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Awakenings, which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter. He was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015.

Reviews

"A rare gem.... Fresh, joyous, wistful, generous, and tough-minded."-The New York Times Book Review

"This book underlies everything else Dr. Sacks has written, and is worthy to stand with the great scientific memoirs, for it's passion, its insight, its sense of history and its felicity." -Paul Theroux

"Fired by Sacks's enthusiasm-obviously genuine, impossible to feign-bursting forth in all directions. . . .The book recounts the growth of a formidable young mind opening up to the order and beauty of the material world." -Newsday

"Sack's study of a mind [is] as tough as tungsten, as fluid as mercury . . . as precious as gold." -The Seattle Times