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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

Oliver Sacks
Format
Book
Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
0375404481
Contents
  • 1. Uncle Tungsten 3
  • 2. "37" 11
  • 3. Exile 19
  • 4. "An Ideal Metal" 32
  • 5. Light for the Masses 46
  • 6. Land of Stibnite 54
  • 7. Chemical Recreations 67
  • 8. Stinks and Bangs 77
  • 9. Housecalls 91
  • 10. A Chemical Language 101
  • 11. Humphry Davy: A Poet-Chemist 117
  • 12. Images 132
  • 13. Mr. Dalton's Round Bits of Wood 147
  • 14. Lines of Force 156
  • 15. Home Life 170
  • 16. Mendeleev's Garden 187
  • 17. A Pocket Spectroscope 212
  • 18. Cold Fire 221
  • 19. Ma 233
  • 20. Penetrating Rays 244
  • 21. Madame Curie's Element 254
  • 22. Cannery Row 268
  • 23. World Set Free 281
  • 24. Brilliant Light 293
  • 25. End of the Affair 309.
Description
viii, 337 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes index.
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