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This book should be read by anyone who loves chemistry. Sacks is a wonderful writer with subtle humor. Who can forget throwing sodium into water?Published 2 months ago by Marilyn Olmstead
The more I read Oliver Sacks, the more amazed I am at his scientific genius, his eidetic memory for long-ago events from his childhood, his openness and self-awareness, and his... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
In this book Oliver Sacks writes about his childhood. It was a gift, and I hope the recipient enjoyed it as much as I did
when I read it a few years ago.
There’s more science than strict autobiography here. Oliver Sacks tells how all the magical certainties of science were his refuge throughout his early years when WWII and so much... Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. Schultz
The content of this book was fascinating to me, especially as a person studying some chemistry. It's amazing to hear about someone who could go down to the corner store and buy... Read morePublished 6 months ago by DW
Oliver Sacks is a brilliant storyteller, and I loved the way he wove the story of his wartime boyhood with the history of chemistry. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Janet Brunckhorst
I've bought this book a few times and given it as gifts. Fun stories and very interesting for anyone you know that enjoys science, particularly chemistry.Published 9 months ago by Matt Stonecypher
An outstanding book, outlining a young boy's adventures into the wonder of science. From his earliest recollections, the author writes about his curiosity with atoms and molecules... Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. hickman