by Oliver Sacks
The “Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood” is a wonderful description of Sack’s childhood discovery of scientific inquiry. Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen’s College, Oxford. The book is an elegantly written autobiography with remarkably bright accounts of Sack’s early formative years. In this book, you will know his historical detail with chemistry, numbers, and natural history, subjects which revealed to him that there existed some kind of natural order in the universe. He was born into a large family of doctors, metallurgists, chemists, physicists and teachers, Sacks interest was encouraged and abetted by aunts, parents and his older brothers.
When he was just six-year-old, the Second World War was started and he had left his home country with thousands of children, to escape from bombing. He exiled to a school that rivaled Dicken’s grimmest, fed on a steady diet of turnips. The headmaster allowed him to go home after four year. When he came to the home, his age is ten years, he was changed. His uncle ran a light bulb manufacturing plant and was a mine of information about chemistry. His interest in chemistry and he wants to know about an atom, how he discovers, and everything about it. To know about further, how he became a scientist, read this biography book.