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Ruth A. reviewed 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 on + 8 more book reviews
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!