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Benjamin Franklin's science

Author: I Bernard Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990.
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Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.
Benjamin Franklin's science.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)645030063
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Bernard Cohen
ISBN: 0674066588 9780674066588
OCLC Number: 20131623
Description: xii, 273 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Franklin's scientific style --
How practical was Franklin's science --
The mysterious "Dr. Spence" --
Collinson's gift and the new German experiments --
The kite, the sentry box, and the lightning rod --
Father Divis and the first European lightning rod (with Robert Schofield) --
Prejudice against the introduction of lighting rods --
Heat and color --
The Pennsylvania hospital --
The transit of mercury --
Faraday and the "newborn baby".
Responsibility: I. Bernard Cohen.
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