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

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The fascinating autobiographical reflections of Nobel Prizewinner George Olah

How did a young man who grew up in Hungary between the two WorldWars go from cleaning rubble and moving pianos at the end of WorldWar II in the Budapest Opera House to winning the Nobel Prize inChemistry? George Olah takes us on a remarkable journey fromBudapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm,of course. An innovative scientist, George Olah is truly one of akind, whose amazing research into extremely strong acids and theirnew chemistry yielded what is now commonly known as superacidic"magic acid chemistry."

A Life of Magic Chemistry is an intimate look atthe many journeys that George Olah has traveled-from his earlyresearch and teaching in Hungary, to his move to North Americawhere, during his years in industry, he continued his study of theelusive cations of carbon, to his return to academia in Cleveland,and, finally, his move to Los Angeles, where he built the LokerHydrocarbon Research Institute to find new solutions to the graveproblem of the world's diminishing natural oil and gas resourcesand to mitigate global warming by recycling carbon dioxide intohydrocarbon fuels and products. Professor Olah invites the readerto enjoy the story of his remarkable path-marked by hard work,imagination, and never-ending quests for discovery-which eventuallyled to the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his research and teaching witha unique personal writing style truly makes A Life of MagicChemistry an engaging read. His autobiography not onlytouches on his exhilarating life and pursuit for new chemistry butalso reflects on the broader meaning of science in our perpetualsearch for understanding and knowledge.

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GEORGE A. OLAH, PhD, was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in hydrocarbon chemistry. Professor Olah is Director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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"Olah...won the 1994 Nobel Prize in chemistry...he recounts hislife journey from Hungary between the wars, his menial work afterWorld War II, and movement from Budapest to Cleveland to LosAngeles." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2001)

"When one of the most important and interesting chemists of the20th century pauses to reflect on his career, the results deserveattention. . . [the book] can be recommended to a wide readershipand is must reading..." (Chemical & Engineering News, March 19,2001)

"Olah's chemistry is as magical as his life..." (New Scientist, 3rdMarch 2001)

"The book exceeds expectations" "The reader is richly rewarded bythe lessons in A Life of Magic Chemistry." (Angewandte Chemie -International Edition, Vol.40 No. 16, 2001)

"I can wholeheartedly recommend this book to everybody who want toknow how hard work and perseverance can bring results -- and howone can enjoy life" (Chromatographia (Germany), August 2001)

"Overall, this is an excellent book, and the enthusiasm forchemistry that permeates it makes it recommended reading for allreaders of Education in Chemistry." (Education in Chemistry,November 2001)

"highly recommended reading for those wishing to read Olah'sscientific reflections." (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 4January 2002)

A feature story on the life and accomplishments of George Olah:"'Certainly one's stamina and tolerance developed through theseexperiences,' Olah wrote in A Life of Magic Chemistry" (Investor'sBusiness Daily, January 8, 2002)

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