Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 April 2004

286 Pages | numerous halftones and line drawings


ISBN: 9780192804945

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AE)

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

  • 'charming, informative, and highly accessible' Lubert Stryer
  • A fascinating historical journey from the experiments of Ben Franklin in the 1770s right up to the twenty-first century
  • 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
  • Reveals the human stories behind all scientific endeavour

Also of Interest