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Title Innocent experiments : childhood and the culture of popular science in the United States / Rebecca Onion.
Author Onion, Rebecca, author.
Publication Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Description xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 303.483 O
Series Studies in United States culture
Studies in United States culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-221) and index.
Contents Introduction: A curious century -- 1. Wonder house : the Brooklyn Children's Museum as beautiful dream -- 2. Science in the basement : selling the home lab in the interwar years -- 3. Embryo scientists : finding and saving postwar "science talent" -- 4. Space cadets and rocket boys : policing the masculinity of scientific enthusiasms -- 5. The Exploratorium and the persistence of innocent science -- Conclusion: Looking closer at "kids are little scientists".
Subject Science -- Social aspects -- United States.
Science projects -- Social aspects -- United States.
Science -- Study and teaching -- United States.
ISBN 9781469629469 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1469629461 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9781469629476 paperback ; alkaline paper :
146962947X paperback ; alkaline paper

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