Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Physics and Chemistry Sites Across America

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Imagine visiting a top-secret government lab, one that was a key site for the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear fusion technology in the twentieth century. Well, even in today's world of color-coded security levels, the doors of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are open to you. And it's just one of the many surprising stops along the way in Duane S. Nickell's captivating new edition of the Scientific Traveler series, Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Physics and Chemistry Sites across America.

Are you in the mood for a trip to the Titan Missile Museum in Tucson? Want to spend some time at the Fermi National Accelerator Center near Chicago? Perhaps quench your thirst for knowledge and discovery at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, where brewers are chemists at heart? Set your own pace. As an active participant or living room traveler, you'll be mesmerized as Nickell leads you on a tour of physics and chemistry sites.

Written in an easy-to-read and accessible style, this comprehensive guide is a practical and fun way to promote scientific literacy. You'll meet some of the world's great physicists, engineers, and chemists as you turn pages filled with more than fifty photographs. Organized into chapters on individuals, places, and sites--from universities of science to national laboratories, particle accelerators to energy labs and beyond--Nickell illuminates the history of each topic and paints a panorama of stunning achievements in physics and chemistry.

Whether you're traveling in California or Maine, or taking to the road in Texas or Illinois, Nickell helps complete your trip with a state-by-state list of monumental sites and resources. From the east coast to the west, north by northwest, or south in search of the Florida Solar Power Energy Center, you'll enjoy all your scientific travels with Visiting Physics and Chemistry Sites across America.

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Duane S. Nickell teaches physics at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is an associate faculty member at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. He is the winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, the nation's highest honor for science and mathematics teachers.

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"Duane Nickell's Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler is a novel deviation from the conventional travel book. It is a must-read for the traveler interested in physics and chemistry topics and perfect for anyone yearning to visit museums, houses, national laboratories, and power plants that have been on the scientific forefront in America." (Robert Ehrlich Physics & Astronomy Department Chair at George Mason University 2009-05-26)

"This unusual guide is a rare treat: a wealth of well-ordered information on places the scientific-oriented traveler will thoroughly enjoy visiting." (Booklist 2010-04-01)

"This book also offers a treasure trove of sites previously unknown." (American Scientist 2010-01-01)

"An intrepid traveler looking for a little off-beat adventure and who wants to learn more about the scientific history of the United States will love this book. This is definitely a keeper." (National Science Teachers Association 2010-09-01)

"Both armchair travelers and those who wish to make science-focused stops during their journeys will find much of interest in Nickell's short accounts. In addition to covering several science museums, he intruduces a wide-ranging selection of locations associated with famous physicists and chemists; government, academic, and industrial research labs; and sites that highlight particle physics, nuclear weapons, or energy."
(Science 2011-06-24)

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