The Annotated Build it Yourself Science Laboratory

Paperback book, 334 pages
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$24.99
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Raymond E. Barrett's Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory is a classic book that took on an audacious task: to show young readers in the 1960s how to build a complete working science lab for chemistry, biology, and physics--and how to perform experiments with those tools. The experiments in this book are fearless and bold by today's standards--any number of the experiments might never be mentioned in a modern book for young readers! Yet, many from previous generations fondly remember how we as a society used to embrace scientific learning.

This new version of Barrett's book has been updated for today's world with annotations and updates from Windell Oskay of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, including extensive notes about modern safety practices, suggestions on where to find the parts you need, and tips for building upon Barrett's ideas with modern technology. With this book, you'll be ready to take on your own scientific explorations at school, work, or home.


Book Details:
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition (May 23, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1457186896
  • ISBN-13: 978-1457186899
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
Editorial Reviews:

My father's purpose in life was to see the excitement of discovery from children experimenting. It's wonderful seeing Windell Oskay bringing this book back to stimulate the next generation of children.
--Stephen Barrett

As relevant today as when it was first published, this book will support curious people of all ages to engage in serious fun--the starting points for falling in love with science all over again!
--Mike Petrich, Tinkering Studio--Exploratorium

Much, much more than a DIY Lab. It's really a fairly full course in experimental science.
--Forrest M. Mims III, Author and Amateur Scientist



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