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Uncle Tungsten

Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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In Uncle Tungsten, Oliver 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 10-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.

©2018 Oliver Sacks (P)2011 Audible, Inc

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"If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind." (The Times)

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  • 05-10-19

It's Chemical

A few mispronoutiations, but well compensated by the memories it brought back of my days learning fun chemistry.