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The Resource A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić

A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić

Label
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat
Title
A dangerous engine
Title remainder
Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat
Statement of responsibility
Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the time of his famous kite experiment, Benjamin Franklin was unaware that his theories about electricity had already made him a celebrity all over Europe, especially in France, where fashionable circles loved to discuss scientific discovery. Admired by the French court and beloved by French citizens, Franklin effectively became America's first foreign diplomat, later helping to enlist France's military and financial support for the American Revolution. A father of the revolution and a signer of the Constitution, Franklin was a lightning rod in political circles - "a dangerous Engine," according to a critic. And although he devoted the last twenty-five years of his life to affairs of state, his first love was always science. Handsome pen-and-ink drawings highlight moments in this revolutionary thinker's life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dash, Joan
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
D2165 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Petričić, Dušan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At home in the laboratory: Dangling boy -- Elektor and Elektron -- King's picture -- Jar -- Magically magic squares -- "Let the experiment be made" -- Lightning electrifies France -- Puzzling kite -- Change of direction -- At large in the world: Pennsylvania's man in London -- Questions -- Franklin under siege -- To France on a secret mission -- Astonishing news from Saratoga -- Rough beginnings -- Wounding of a proud man -- "Oh, God! It's all over!" -- Making peace -- Coming home -- Bibliography -- Source notes -- Index
Control code
ocm57002721
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374306694
Lccn
2004063204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57002721
Label
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At home in the laboratory: Dangling boy -- Elektor and Elektron -- King's picture -- Jar -- Magically magic squares -- "Let the experiment be made" -- Lightning electrifies France -- Puzzling kite -- Change of direction -- At large in the world: Pennsylvania's man in London -- Questions -- Franklin under siege -- To France on a secret mission -- Astonishing news from Saratoga -- Rough beginnings -- Wounding of a proud man -- "Oh, God! It's all over!" -- Making peace -- Coming home -- Bibliography -- Source notes -- Index
Control code
ocm57002721
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374306694
Lccn
2004063204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57002721

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