Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 June 2004

288 Pages | 27 figures

ISBN: 9780192804945

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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

Charles Tanford

  • A fascinating historical journey from the experiments of Ben Franklin right up to the most modern research
  • Explores the nature of the experimental method, and shows how science has evolved in the last 250 years
  • Engagingly written by a true science communicator