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


      The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius
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. New Read The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius [ Author ] Joyce E. Chaplin [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius
  • Joyce E. Chaplin
  • English
  • 27 June 2019
  • 0465009565

10 thoughts on “ The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius

  1. says:

    Very good on early US history and the often neglected history of science.

  2. says:

    Fascinating account of an amazingly curious human Gave me new appreciation for Franklin s Amazing accomplishments.

  3. says:

    This man had an amazing intellect and drive to learn I was not aware of his work, nor of the contemporary natural philosophers he knew or communicated with His personal life, however, was a bit puzzling.

  4. says:

    A good general biography that hinges itself to a different aspect of Franklin his life as a scientist Chaplin s book not only reveals Franklin as a scientist, but also opens the door on the nature, purposes and tenor of science in the 18th Century Chaplin s Franklin is a slightly different gentleman than that described by other biographers, not only in the sense of the subject as an internationally renowned natural philosopher She also sculpts a Franklin that has a slightly different class A good general biography that hinges itself to a different aspect of Franklin his life as a scientist Chaplin s book not only reveals Franklin as a scientist, but also opens the door on the nature, purposes and tenor of science in the 18th Century Chaplin s Franklin is a slightly different gentleman than that described by other biographers, not only in the sense of the subject as an internationally renowned natural philosopher She also sculpts a Franklin that has a slightly different class orientation than is commonly posited Chaplin s Franklin is a man forever pushing himself further and further away from his shopkeep, working man, middle class origins It s not the same political p...

  5. says:

    Benjamin Franklin has always been a fascinating figure to me Of course, that was just the created folk hero persona of the man flying his kite in the rainstorm, napping during the Continental Congress and waking to shout one liners he created during his period as a printer of Poor Richard s Almanac Seeing this book, I hoped to geton the scientific side of Mr Franklin, and that s exactly what I got.This book goes through Franklin s entire history from the viewpoint of his scientific Benjamin Franklin has always been a fascinating figure to me Of course, that was just the created folk hero persona of the man flying his kite in the rainstorm, napping during the Continental Congress and waking to shout one liners he created during his period as a printer of Poor Richard s Almanac Seeing this book, I hoped to geton the scientific side of Mr Franklin, and that s exactly what I got.This book goes through Franklin s entire history from the viewpoint of his scientific observations He was a man of learning, though he never went to college lack of funds That didn t stop him from pursuing knowledge in all forms for his entire life, though Benjamin Franklin was a visionar...

  6. says:

    I started this book and thought I would never finish so often did I fall asleep while reading it However, by the end, I was really engaged I think that may have had something to do with the genius of Ben Franklin but it would have been easy to make him boring, and I think Chaplin did a good job of not letting that happen.With all the Ben Franklin bios that have been written, this one is unique in its catalogue of scientific and philosophical achieveme...

  7. says:

    For whatever reason I find Franklin biographies to be difficult to get through, although he s one of my personal heroes So, having gotten through this, I consider that a vote very much in its favor It seemed to drag a bit in the end, but she came to a pretty powerful conclusion She also did a god job making some interesting parallels between Franklin s time and our own At the same time she debunked some of the parallels that seem popular but are non useful There were also a couple of For whatever reason I find Franklin biographies to be difficult to get through, although he s one of my personal heroes So, having gotten through this, I consider that a vote very much in its favor It seemed to drag a bit in the end, but she came to a pretty powerful conclusion She also did a god job making some interesting parallels between Franklin s time and our own At the same time she debunked some of the parallels that seem ...

  8. says:

    Not that happy with this one,on the politics and diplomacy than the science Doesn t really seem to grasp that the diplomacy was because of his standing at the peak of human knowledge Alludes to there being no technical training in the US other than the USMA, which would be a su...

  9. says:

    Having an scientific background and enjoying history I couldn t help but really like this biography of Benjamin Franklin which focuses primarily on his scientific achievements It also shows how well he balanced his scientific work with his political activities, somethin...

  10. says:

    The author does a nice job portraying Franklin as a curious, adventurous founder The focus is on his scientific accomplishment, set in the historic context of the revolutionary war, the founding of the United States, and Franklin s foreign service...

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