The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments
The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments was a children's chemistry book written in the 1960s by Robert Brent and illustrated by Harry Lazarus and published by Western Publishing in their Golden Books series. OCLC lists only 126 copies of this book in libraries worldwide.
The book was a source of inspiration to David Hahn, nicknamed "the Radioactive Boy Scout" by the media, who tried to collect a sample of every chemical element and also built a model nuclear reactor (nuclear reactions however are not covered in this book), which led to the involvement of the authorities.
On the other hand, it has also been the inspiration for many children who went on to get advanced degrees and productive chemical careers in industry or academia.
The first edition was printed in 1960. A second printing was made in 1962 and a revised edition was printed in 1963.
Copies of this book often sell for prices between $100 to over $2000 (USD), or higher, depending on their condition.
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