Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-364) and index.
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.
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.
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