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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 pass from cleansing rubble and relocating pianos on the finish of worldwide battle II within the Budapest Opera apartment to successful the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a outstanding trip from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, after all. An cutting edge scientist, George Olah is really special, whose outstanding examine into super 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 examine and instructing in Hungary, to his flow to North the US the place, in the course of his years in undefined, he endured his examine of the elusive cations of carbon, to his go back to academia in Cleveland, and, eventually, his circulation to la, the place he equipped the Loker Hydrocarbon study Institute to discover new ideas to the grave challenge of the world's diminishing average 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 amazing path-marked by means of labor, mind's eye, and endless quests for discovery-which ultimately ended in the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his examine and instructing with a distinct own writing type actually makes A lifetime of Magic Chemistry an attractive learn. His autobiography not just touches on his exhilarating lifestyles and pursuit for brand spanking new chemistry but in addition displays at the broader which means of technology in our perpetual look for knowing and knowledge.

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