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Author Topic: Uncle Tungsten  (Read 2195 times)

Offline glimmerglow

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Uncle Tungsten
« on: January 26, 2004, 10:57:00 am »
Don't know if this is old news for the group: Oliver Sacks authored a book several years ago titled Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood.The book is a memoir of Sacks' childhood,in Britain during the Second World War. Featured prominently in the story is an uncle who owned a light bulb manufacturing company named Tungstalite.The uncle was fascinated with incandescent lighting, while his brother was fascinated with "cold" lighting devices like fluorescent lamps. It's a great read if you like lighting, chemistry, etc.
Ed