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America's Scientific Treasures: A Travel Companion

Travel Guide

By: Paul S Cohen and Brenda H Cohen

512 pages, 50 b/w photos

American Chemical Society

Paperback | Jul 1998 | #83320 | ISBN: 0841234442
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In a friendly and entertaining style, America's Scientific Treasures describes unique destinations for the traveller interested in science and technology. Attractions include museums, homes of famous scientists, unusual geological formations, botanical gardens, zoos, and much more.

"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 sta

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