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Stealing God's thunder : Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod and the invention of America

저자: Philip Dray
출판사: New York : Random House, ©2005.
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A biography of Benjamin Franklin viewed through the lens of his scientific inquiry and its ramifications for American democracy. Today we think of Franklin as a founder of American independence who also dabbled in science. But in Franklin's day it was otherwise--long before he was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his experiments with lightning and electricity.  더 읽기…
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장르/형태: Biography
추가적인 물리적 형식: Online version:
Dray, Philip.
Stealing God's thunder.
New York : Random House, c2005
(OCoLC)607604771
명시된 사람: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
자료 유형: 전기, 인터넷 자료
문서 형식: 책, 인터넷 자원
모든 저자 / 참여자: Philip Dray
ISBN: 140006032X 9781400060320
OCLC 번호: 56420374
설명: xviii, 279 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
내용: "Cotton Mather, dam you, with a pox to you!" --
Made at Philadelphia --
A subject of serene contemplation --
The mighty hand of God --
Electric ambassador --
The science of freedom.
책임: Philip Dray.
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A biography of Benjamin Franklin viewed through the lens of his scientific inquiry and its ramifications for American democracy. Today we think of Franklin as a founder of American independence who also dabbled in science. But in Franklin's day it was otherwise--long before he was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his experiments with lightning and electricity. Pulitzer Prize finalist Dray uses the evolution of Franklin's scientific curiosity and empirical thinking as a metaphor for America's struggle to establish its fundamental values. Set against the backdrop of the Enlightenment and America's pursuit of political equality for all, the book recounts how Franklin unlocked one of the greatest natural mysteries of his day.--From publisher description.

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