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Oxford University Press Inc
17 September 2015
History of science; Popular science; Travel & holiday guides
For nearly 20 years, the author, Mary Virginia Orna has led Science History tours to Europe and other parts of the world. Given the broad popularity of her tours among those in the scientific community, the ACS initiated a symposium on the topic as well as this book. The goals of both the Orna-led tours and this book include learning science through travel to sites where the science actually happened and describing how such travel can interface with the professional goals of chemists in academe, industry, and other areas of endeavor. This book makes it possible to plan a scientifically-oriented visit to well-known scientific sites armed with information not necessarily available on the internet or in guidebooks.
Edited by:   Mary Virginia Orna (Professor of Chemistry at the College of New Rochelle)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 227mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9780841230439
ISBN 10:   0841230439
Series:   ACS Symposium Series
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   17 September 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mary Virginia Orna, Professor of Chemistry at The College of New Rochelle, received a B.S. in Chemistry from Chestnut Hill College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Analytical Chemistry from Fordham University. Her research interests include pigment and dye analysis of archaelogical artifacts and, in particular, of medieval manuscripts. She is the author or editor of 14 books(including ACS Symposium Series volumes) and over a hundred encyclopedia, journal, and monograph articles. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Fellowship for Israel, the ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education (1999) and the ACS Volunteer Service Award (2009). In 1990, in collaboration with John T. Stock of the University of Connecticut, she began conducting study tours for students as partial fulfillment of the requirements of a course in the history of science. These study tours expanded over the years to include adult learners; they also broadened their scope to include most of the venues described in this volume.

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