Journals Higher Education

£18.99

Paperback

Published: 22 April 2004

286 Pages | numerous halftones and line drawings

198x129mm

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

  • '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
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