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The Ingenious Dr. Franklin: Selected Scientific Letters of Benjamin Franklin

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Publisher Comments:

The Ingenious Dr. Franklin, an outstanding collection of Benjamin Franklin's scientific correspondence, has long been unavailable yet deserves a place beside his Autobiography as essential reading for everyone interested in history, wit, and invention. Portioned into three sections, Practical Schemes and Suggestions, Diverse Experiments and Observations, and Scientific Deductions and Conjectures, these letters discuss an extraordinary range of topics, including the art of procuring pleasant dreams, choosing eye glasses, the first human flight, the character of clouds, the behavior of oil and water, smallpox and cancer, the cause of colds, charting the Gulf Stream, and prehistoric animals of the Ohio. Culled from ponderous volumes of collected works or private collections, these engaging and unabridged letters were assembled to allow readers to discover for themselves Benjamin Franklin's vigorous personality, his humanity, and his penetrating intelligence.

Book News Annotation:

The reprint of a 1931 collection of Benjamin Franklin's letters to various publications and individuals on various subjects of scientific inquiry. The 57 letters are organized into sections devoted to practical schemes and suggestions, experiments and observations, and scientific deductions and conjectures.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Dr. Franklin's own excited, uproariously witty reports to his family, his friends, and his scientific colleagues in Europe and America create an incomparable portrait of science in the eighteenth century. Reading these letters fosters a new affection fo

Synopsis:

Culled from ponderous volumes of collected works or private collections, these engaging and unabridged letters were assembled to allow readers to discover for themselves Benjamin Franklin's vigorous personality, his humanity, and his penetrating intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812210675
Editor:
Goodman, Nathan G.
Author:
Franklin, Benjamin
Editor:
Goodman, Nathan G.
Author:
Goodman, Nathan G.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
Scientists - Inventors
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin
Subject:
Scientists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Pennsylvania Paperback ed.
Series:
Pennsylvania paperbacks
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.28x5.30x.79 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dr. Franklin's own excited, uproariously witty reports to his family, his friends, and his scientific colleagues in Europe and America create an incomparable portrait of science in the eighteenth century. Reading these letters fosters a new affection fo
"Synopsis" by , Culled from ponderous volumes of collected works or private collections, these engaging and unabridged letters were assembled to allow readers to discover for themselves Benjamin Franklin's vigorous personality, his humanity, and his penetrating intelligence.
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