Book Reviews of Ben Franklin Stilled the Waves: An Informal History of Pouring Oil on Water With Reflections on the Ups and Downs of Scientific Life in General

Ben Franklin Stilled the Waves: An Informal History of Pouring Oil on Water With Reflections on the Ups and Downs of Scientific Life in General
Ben Franklin Stilled the Waves An Informal History of Pouring Oil on Water With Reflections on the Ups and Downs of Scientific Life in General
Author: Charles Tanford
ISBN-13: 9780192804945
ISBN-10: 0192804944
Publication Date: 5/14/2004
Pages: 269
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A very accessible discourse on the way of inquisitve thought. In this case Charles Tanford explores one of Ben Franklin's key discoveries, how he came to ponder the natural behavior of oil on water, and what he deduced and missed in his inquiry. Physics through the eye of a historian and a storyteller. Yes!