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The ingenious Dr. Franklin : selected scientific letters of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Nathan G Goodman
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1931.
Series: Pennsylvania paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Franklin's most entertaining speculative letters on a variety of subjects: the first balloon ascensions, electrocution, daylight saving, bifocal glasses, magic squares, his famous Kite and Stove, and so on.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan G Goodman
ISBN: 1283212455 9781283212458 9786613212450 6613212458 0812205618 9780812205619
OCLC Number: 1058059191
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (263 p.).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; The Ingenious Dr. Franklin; Practical Schemes and Suggestions ; Daylight Saving; Treatment for Gout; Cold Air Bath; Electrical Treatment for Paralysis; Lead Poisoning; Rules of Health and Long Life; The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams; Learning to Swim; On Swimming; Choosing Eye-Glasses; Bifocals; Lightning Rods; Advantage of Pointed Conductors ; Pennsylvanian Fireplaces ; Slaughtering by Electricity ; Canal Transportation ; Indian Corn ; The Armonica ; Divers Experiments and Observations ; First Hydrogen Balloon. A Hot-Air BalloonFirst Aerial Voyage by Man; Second Aerial Voyage by Man; A Prophecy on Aerial Navigation; Magic Squares; Early Electrical Experiments; Electrical Experiments; The Kite; The Course and Effect of Lightning; Character of Clouds; Musical Sounds; Locating the Gulf Stream; Charting the Gulf Stream; Depth of Water and Speed of Boats; Distillation of Salt Water; Behavior of Oil on Water; Earliest Account of Marsh Gas; Smallpox and Cancer; Restoration of Life by Sun Rays; Scientific Deductions and Conjectures ; Cause of Colds; Definition of a Cold; Heat and Cold; Cold by Evaporation. On SpringsTides and Rivers; Direction of Rivers; Salt and Salt Water; Origin of Northeast Storms; Effect of Oil on Water; Spouts and Whirlwinds; Sun Spots; Conductors and Non-Conductors; Queries on Electricity; Magnetism and the Theory of the Earth; Nature of Lightning; Sound; Prehistoric Animals of the Ohio; Toads Found in Stone; Checklist of Letters and Papers; List of Correspondents; List of a Few Additional Letters; Back Cover.
Series Title: Pennsylvania paperbacks.
Other Titles: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: edited by Nathan G. Goodman.

Abstract:

Franklin's most entertaining speculative letters on a variety of subjects: the first balloon ascensions, electrocution, daylight saving, bifocal glasses, magic squares, his famous Kite and Stove, and so on.

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