First Edition of A Life of Magic Chemistry; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist George Olah

  • Life of Magic Chemistry: Autobiographical Reflections of A Nobel Prize Winner.

Life of Magic Chemistry: Autobiographical Reflections of A Nobel Prize Winner.

$275.00

Item Number: 15069

New York: Wiley-Interscience, 2001.

First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Inscribed by George Olah on the front free endpaper. In fine condition, without a dust jacket as issued.

How did a young man who grew up in Hungary between the two World Wars go from cleaning rubble and moving pianos at the end of World War II in the Budapest Opera House to winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a remarkable journey from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, of course. An innovative scientist, George Olah is truly one of a kind, whose amazing research into extremely strong acids and their new chemistry yielded what is now commonly known as superacidic magic acid chemistry. "Olah's chemistry is as magical as his life..." (New Scientist).

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