The Physical Tourist

A Science Guide for the Traveler

Editors: Rigden, John S., Stuewer, Roger H (Eds.)

  • Serves as an easy to understand travel guide to physical highlights
  • Details where famous scientists lived, worked, and where important discoveries were made
  • Allows tourists to easily add science to their sightseeing and enrich their understanding and appreciation for the city
  • A wonderful gift for all, especially those interested in physics or general science
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About this book

Typical travel guides have sections on architecture, art, literature, music and cinema. Rarely are any science-related sites identified. For example, a current travel guide for Germany contains one tidbit on science: Einstein is identified as the most famous citizen of Ulm. By contrast, this travel guide walks a tourist through Berlin and identifies where Max Planck started the quantum revolution, where Einstein lived and gave his early talks on general relativity, and where, across the street, Einstein’s books were burned by the Nazis. Or, if you are walking in Paris, this guide tells you where radioactivity was discovered and where radium was discovered. Scientific discoveries of the past, like art of the past, has shaped life in the 21st century. From this travel guide, a tourist will learn what other guides leave out.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Whipple Museum and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

    Pippard, Brian

    Pages 1-5

  • Scientific Travels in the Irish Countryside

    Greenslade, Thomas B.

    Pages 7-20

  • Physics in Edinburgh: From Napier’s Bones to Higgs’s Boson

    Henry, John

    Pages 21-54

  • Historical Sites of Physical Science in Copenhagen

    Pors, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

  • A Parisian Walk along the Landmarks of the Discovery of Radioactivity

    Gablot, Ginette

    Pages 73-80

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8933-8
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8932-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physical Tourist
Book Subtitle
A Science Guide for the Traveler
Editors
  • John S. Rigden
  • Roger H Stuewer
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8933-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8933-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8932-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 251
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