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Draw the lightning down : Benjamin Franklin and electrical technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Author: Michael B Schiffer; Kacy L Hollenback; Carrie L Bell
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California, [2006]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the major role Benjamin Franklin played in laying the foundations of modern electrical science and technology, this text is rich with historical details and anecdotes. The story brings to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Schiffer; Kacy L Hollenback; Carrie L Bell
ISBN: 0520248295 9780520248298 0520238028 9780520238022
OCLC Number: 64555851
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface List of Figures 1. The Franklin Phenomenon 2. In the Beginning 3. A Coming of Age 4. Going Public 5. Power to the People 6. Life and Death 7. First, Do No Harm 8. An Electrical World 9. Property Protectors 10. A New Alchemy 11. Visionary Inventors 12. Technology Transfer: A Behavioral Framework Notes References Cited Index
Responsibility: Michael Brian Schiffer ; with the assistance of Kacy L. Hollenback and Carrie L. Bell.

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