By George A. Olah
How did a tender guy who grew up in Hungary among the 2 global Wars cross from cleansing rubble and relocating pianos on the finish of global conflict II within the Budapest Opera condominium to profitable the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a notable trip from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, in fact. An leading edge scientist, George Olah is really different, whose awesome study into super powerful acids and their new chemistry yielded what's now generally called 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 flow to North the USA the place, in the course of his years in undefined, he persevered his examine of the elusive cations of carbon, to his go back to academia in Cleveland, and, ultimately, his circulation to l. a., the place he equipped the Loker Hydrocarbon study Institute to discover new strategies to the grave challenge of the world's diminishing usual oil and fuel assets and to mitigate international 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 labor, mind's eye, and endless quests for discovery-which ultimately resulted in the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his learn and educating with a special own writing kind really makes A lifetime of Magic Chemistry an interesting learn. His autobiography not just touches on his exhilarating existence and pursuit for brand new chemistry but in addition displays at the broader which means of technological know-how in our perpetual look for knowing and knowledge.
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