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 . The paperback of the uncle tungsten memories of a chemical boyhood by oliver sacks at barnes noble free shipping on 250 or more specialists summer reading. Uncle tungsten is a memoir of sacks growing up in britain under the blitz a child of a remarkable family p i went on a mini sacks bender this year reading uncle tugsten musicophilia and then dipping into one of his earlier books an anthropologist on mars. An uncle for whom the book is named was a manufacturer of light bulbs with tungsten filaments and encouraged him in setting up his own chemistry laboratory in the family laundry room to do experiments
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