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By George A. Olah

The attention-grabbing autobiographical reflections of Nobel Prize winner George Olah

How did a tender guy who grew up in Hungary among the 2 international Wars cross from cleansing rubble and relocating pianos on the finish of global warfare II within the Budapest Opera condominium to successful the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a striking trip from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, in fact. An cutting edge scientist, George Olah is really specific, whose awesome study into tremendous robust acids and their new chemistry yielded what's now generally known as superacidic "magic acid chemistry."

A lifetime of Magic Chemistry is an intimate examine the various trips that George Olah has traveled-from his early learn and instructing in Hungary, to his stream to North the USA the place, in the course of his years in undefined, he persevered his research of the elusive cations of carbon, to his go back to academia in Cleveland, and, eventually, his flow to l. a., the place he outfitted the Loker Hydrocarbon learn Institute to discover new options to the grave challenge of the world's diminishing traditional oil and gasoline assets and to mitigate worldwide warming by means of recycling carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels and items. Professor Olah invitations the reader to benefit from the tale of his striking path-marked by way of exertions, mind's eye, and unending quests for discovery-which finally ended in the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his study and educating with a distinct own writing sort really makes A lifetime of Magic Chemistry an attractive learn. His autobiography not just touches on his exhilarating lifestyles and pursuit for brand new chemistry but in addition displays at the broader that means of technology in our perpetual look for realizing and knowledge.

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