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Author Schiffer, Michael B.
Title Draw the lightning down : Benjamin Franklin and electrical technology in the Age of Enlightenment / Michael Brian Schiffer, with the assistance of Kacy L. Hollenback and Carrie L. Bell.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003]
©2003

Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Electrical engineering -- History -- 18th century.
Electricity -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment.
Alt Name Hollenback, Kacy L.
Bell, Carrie L.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 383 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-364) and index.
Summary Exploring the major role Benjamin Franklin played in laying the foundations of modern electrical science and technology, this text is rich with historical details and anecdotes. The story brings to light the arcane and long-forgotten inventions that made way for many modern technologies.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; 1. THE FRANKLIN PHENOMENON; 2. IN THE BEGINNING; 3. A COMING OF AGE; 4. GOING PUBLIC; 5. POWER TO THE PEOPLE; 6. LIFE AND DEATH; 7. FIRST, DO NO HARM; 8. AN ELECTRICAL WORLD; 9. PROPERTY PROTECTORS; 10. A NEW ALCHEMY; 11. VISIONARY INVENTORS; 12. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: A BEHAVIORAL FRAMEWORK; Notes; References Cited; Index.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780520939851 (electronic bk.)
0520939859 (electronic bk.)
1417525495 (electronic bk.)
9781417525492 (electronic bk.)
9780520238022 (alk. paper)
0520238028 (alk. paper)
0520238028 (alk. paper)
1282358537
9781282358539
1597345849
9781597345842
9786612358531
661235853X
OCLC # 56025846
Additional Format Print version: Schiffer, Michael B. Draw the lightning down. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003 0520238028 (DLC) 2002156533 (OCoLC)51477098