Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey

Author: Paul C Pasles
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revealing the mathematical side of Benjamin Franklin, this book explains the mathematics behind Franklin's popular "Poor Richard's Almanac", which featured such things as population estimates and a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Pasles
ISBN: 9780691129563 0691129568
OCLC Number: 244813769
Description: 254 pages, [8] pages de planches : illustrations (certaines en couleur)
Contents: The book Franklin never wrote --
A brief history of magic --
Almanacs and assembly --
Interlude : philomath math --
Publisher, theorist, inventor, innovator --
A visit to the country --
The mutation spreads (adventures among the English) --
Circling the square --
Newly unearthed discoveries --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Paul C. Pasles.
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"Pasles...speculates gleefully on the oft-denied mathematical genius of Benjamin Franklin...Drawing on Franklin's letters and journals as well as modern-day reconstructions of his library, Pasles Read more...

 
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