Scientific American's "The Amateur Scientist" : The Complete 20th Century Collection on CD-ROM

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Over 1,000 science projects in one fully-searchable CD, plus thousands of pages of supplementary information for the science enthusiast. All projects are rated for cost, difficulty and hazards.

Ever since its debut in 1928, "The Amateur Scientist" has stimulated hundreds of thousands of science fair projects, inspired innumerable amateur experiments, launched careers in technology, and enjoyed a place of honor in classrooms and school libraries all over the world. "The Amateur Scientist" is the premier publication for hands-on science.

Always accessible to an amateur’s budget, projects from "The Amateur Scientist" are often elegant and sophisticated. Some designs have been so innovative that they have set new standards in a field. Many professionals borrow from "The Amateur Scientist" to find low-cost solutions to real-world research problems.

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Dr. Shawn Carlson wrote "The Amateur Scientist" for Scientific American magazine until March of 2001. In 1994 he founded the Society for Amateur Scientists; a non-profit organization dedicated to helping amateur scientists of all ages and experience levels get involved in exciting front-line research projects, often working alongside professional scientists involved in actual research. He is a 1999 winner of a MacArthur "genius" award for his contributions to amateur Science.

Dr. Sheldon Greaves was a technical writer for a variety of Silicon Valley software companies, and a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a contributing editor for Amateur Scientist Bulletin, the official newsletter of the Society for Amateur Scientists.


"A terrific source for high-school-aged scientists (or younger, with adult support)." -- Home Education Magazine, Jan-Feb 2001

"Frankly this is the science deal of the century; you get over a 1,000 classic projects for 90 bucks! That's less than a dime a column." -- Capital Growth Letter, March 2001

"Touted (justifiably) as 'the ultimate resource for hands-on science and most complete compendium of science projects ever assembled.'" -- Home Education Magazine, January-February 2001

"Where else can you learn to build a cyclotron of X-ray machine? Or separate DNA in your kitchen sink?" -- Investor's Business Daily, Feb. 15, 2001

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