Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments

The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments, was written by Robert Brent and illustrated by Harry Lazarus. The first edition was printed in 1960. A second printing was made in 1962 and a revised edition was printed in 1963.

It is reported that the US government had the book removed from libraries and banned for sale on the grounds that the projects were too dangerous for its intended audience, which was kids.

Here is the URL to a .PDF file on

Get it now while it is still available!

Cited from Wikipedia and


  1. isn't letting you link directly to that PDF. You have to come in through their front door.

  2. Thanks for the heads up! It now has the URL which will take directly to the PDF file as well as a link to the article.

  3. Scout,very cool! I wonder if they even sell the chemistry sets we had as kids? In the third grade one project was making a wet cell battery using lead and acid.Can you imagine? That teacher would be arrested for child endangerment now!

    Thanks Bro!