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This is an excellent memoir of a brilliant man from an exceptional extended family. He is a gifted writer and covers history, chemistry, metallurgy, and countless other subjects in... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Elizabeth Ann Anderson
Oliver Sacks has the ability to imbue the reader with his curiosity and passion. After reading this book I wanted to buy a chemistry set and do experiments.Published 8 days ago by stu orton
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 3 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 6 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 7 months ago by DW