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Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up

by K. C. Cole


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Frank Oppenheimer
Founder of the Exploratorium

The qualities that made Frank Oppenheimer so special are the same qualities that make the Exploratorium special: an insistence on excellence, a knack for finding new ways of looking at things, a lack of pretentiousness, and a respect for invention and play.

  Frank Oppenheimer Biography A Short Biography   Frank Oppenheimer Biography A Longer Biography

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and Learning
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  The Practical and Sentimental
Fruits of Science
  Living a Fruitful Life
  Adult Play   Watery Delights
  Jargon   Aesthetics and
the Right Answer
  The Aesthetic of
Frank Oppenheimer

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