America's Scientific Treasures: A Travel Companion

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Overview

In a friendly and entertaining style, America's Scientific Treasures describes hundreds of exciting destinations for the scientifically inclined traveler. The authors have spent many years traveling throughout the United States, and all of their suggestions are based on their own first-hand experience. The treasures they describe range from the unusual to the majestic, from the National Museum of Roller Skating to the Grand Canyon, and each has been selected for its high quality and educational merit. The book is organized geographically, spanning the forty-eight contiguous states, and the descriptions contain both travel details and lively background information. This guide will appeal in particular to armchair travelers, families looking for educational vacations, and anyone interested in America's scientific history.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a novel, useful, well-illustrated and generally well-written book that seeks to direct travelers to places of scientific interest: a kind of Michelin guide without the judgmental stars and worth-a-detour admonitions. Each listing is accompanied by a one- to two-page essay outlining the local attractions. . . . [T]he authors have done an excellent job of highlighting many famous and not a few obscure (the Wagner Free Institute of Science and Bartram's Garden, both in Philadelphia, and the Indiana Medical History Museum in Indianapolis) places that are well worth a passing visit. . . . This is a splendid first iteration. . . . 'Carry on Cohens, we need you.' In the hope and expectation that this book will also prosper I can only echo that statement [from an enthusiastic reviewer of a previous book by J. M. and M. J. Cohen]."—Journal of Chemical Education

"A fairly comprehensive travel guide that takes the reader to sites of scientific interest in the 48 contiguous states. Each state is represented by its own scientific treasures including museums, arboretums, zoos, national parks, planetariums, natural or technological points of interest and homes of famous scientists. Addresses, telephone numbers, travel directions, opening and closing dates, hours of entry, handicapped access, restaurants, fees, and the availability of tour guides is listed for each attraction."—Reference & Research Book News

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A fairly comprehensive travel guide that takes the reader to sites of scientific interest in the 48 contiguous states. Each state is represented by its own scientific treasures including museums, arboretums, zoos, national parks, planetariums, natural or technological points of interest and homes of famous scientists. Addresses, telephone numbers, travel directions, opening and closing dates, hours of entry, handicapped access, restaurants, fees, and the availability of tour guides is listed for each attraction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841234444
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: American Chemical Society Publication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

College of New Jersey
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Table of Contents

New England
Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
Mid-Atlantic
Delaware
Washington, D.C.
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Southeast
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Mississippi Valley
Arkansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Tennessee
Midwest
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Minnesota
Ohio
Wisconsin
Great Plains
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Southwest
Arizona
Nevada
New Mexico
Texas
Utah
Rocky Mountains
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Wyoming
West Coast
California
Oregon
Washington
Index

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