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  • Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kidsby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc˛, Albert Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated?along with his fascinating life and unique personality?in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein?s important contributions... more...

  • Oddball Michiganby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    There?s more to Michigan than beautiful forests, shuttered factories, and miles and miles of stunning shoreline. Armed with this offbeat travel guide, you?ll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Great Lakes State. Michigan has monuments to fluoridation, snurfing, the designer of the Jefferson nickel, and the once-famous Mr. Chicken, as well... more...

  • Oddball Wisconsinby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Updated and even stranger, this new edition boasts more than 400 unique destinations for tourists looking for attractions off the beaten path. Bizarre locations and landmarks include Chainsaw Gordy?s Garden of Saws, Smokey Bear?s head, the World?s Largest Soup Kettle, the Toilet Bowl Parade, and the world?s only upside-down White House. This book... more...

  • Oddball Coloradoby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2002; US$ 11.99

    A high-altitude alligator farm. A UFO watchtower. A monument to a headless chicken. While other travel guides tell you about tackling Pike?s Peak, skiing the back bowls, or rafting down the Arkansas River, this quirky regional resource offers unusual travel destinations and little-known historical tidbits. Imagine regaling coworkers with unique Rocky... more...

  • Oddball Illinoisby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this updated edition, it?s plain to see that the state of Illinois has only gotten weirder. Where there was once just a single Popeye statue in downstate Chester, today the town has monuments to Olive Oyl, Swee? Pea, Bluto, the Sea Hag, and more. The creepy Piasa Bird petroglyph on the bluff in Alton now has a roadside pullout with picnic tables,... more...

  • Oddball Ohioby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 11.99

    This off-the-wall travel guide presents an Ohio odder than imagined. It wastes no time describing Cedar Point or suggesting scenic bike rides through the Hocking Hills; instead, this entertaining travel companion directs out-of-state adventurers and Buckeye state residents to the home of the world's largest cockroach, an Amish SUV, Egg Shell Land,... more...

  • Oddball Floridaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    This entertaining guide directs travelers to the off-the-wall and offbeat destinations in Florida, home of gator wrestlers, school bus demolition derbies, Hemingway wannabes, the Fountain of Youth, the Nudist Hall of Fame, and a utopian community based on the premise that the earth is not round, but concave. Additional oddball attractions include... more...

  • Oddball Iowaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take the adventurous traveler to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the home of the "Lonely Goat Herder"... more...

  • Progressive Nationby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    A Selection of the Progressive Book Club From the sites of famous sit-ins, marches, and strikes to the locales of events that led to landmark Supreme Court decisions, this inspiring travel guide journeys to more than 400 of the places in the United States that are important to progressive politics. Organized by state, it includes the stories of... more...

  • Oddball Texasby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    This amusing travel guide to the Lone Star State doesn't waste travelers' time telling them where to find antiques in the Hill Country, take breathtaking hikes through Big Bend, or gaze upon the Alamo. Instead, it guides television fans to a modern replica of the Munsters's mansion, leads the nonsqueamish to the world's only Cockroach Hall of Fame,... more...