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Title Benjamin Franklin's science / I. Bernard Cohen.
Author Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.
Publication Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [1990]
Copyright date ©1990
Description xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 509.2 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-266) and index.
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".
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Knowledge -- Physics.
Electricity -- Experiments -- History.
Lightning -- Experiments -- History.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0674066588 (alk. paper)
0674066596

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  509.2 C    CHECK SHELVES