Popular Science: the Return of the Citizen Scientist

Here are the materials mentioned in the November 2 Quest lecture:


Popular Science: Return of the Citizen Scientist

Science History Timeline


The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World, Edward Dolnick

Benjamin Franklin: An Amerihttp://amzn.to/2iiK6Qican Life, Walter Isaacson

The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World, Randall Stross

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, Jon Gertner

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson

The Invention of Science, David Wootton

The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments. Robert Brent, illustrated by Harry Lazarus (c) 1960 (PDF download)

Fun Things To Do:

Silicone Lens for Smartphone Microscope

iOS Apps:

Distant Suns app, Augmented reality sky map for iPhone and iPad. Free, but contains in-app purchases.

eBird appeBird.org, Birdlog for North America $9.99

iTunes Podcasts:

Amateur Logic, Amateur Radio Podcast. Contains the Olde Towne Middle School and Amateur Radio near space experiment and video (Amateur Logic Episode 37)


15 Minute History, The University of Texas at Austin