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The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius

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Famous, fascinating Benjamin Franklin-he would be neither without his accomplishments in science. In this authoritative intellectual biography of America’s most brilliant and cosmopolitan Founding Father, Joyce Chaplin considers Franklin’s scientific work as a career in its own right as well as the basis of his political thought. The famous kite and other experiments with electricity were only part of Franklin’s accomplishments. He charted the Gulf Stream, made important observations in meteorology, and used the burgeoning science of “political arithmetic” to make unprecedented statements about America’s power. Even as he stepped onto the world stage as an illustrious statesman and diplomat in the years leading up to the American Revolution, his fascination with nature was unrelenting.

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A refreshing look at Benjamin Franklin's scientific accomplishments

Synopsis:

Statesman, diplomat, Founding Father--Benjamin Franklin was all of these things, but, according to Chaplin, it is his status as a scientific genius that is the key to understanding him and his world. Illustrations.

About the Author

Joyce E. Chaplin is Professor of History at Harvard University. She is the author of two academic books: An Anxious Pursuit and Subject Matter. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465009565
Author:
Chaplin, Joyce E.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Chaplin, Joyce
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 20.2 oz

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