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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

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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
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Illustrator
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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
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187504
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dash, Joan
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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  • 1200
  • 1200
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Petričić, Dušan
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True
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  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
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Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat
Label
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-229) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9781415662571
Isbn Type
(BWI bdg.)
Lccn
2004063204
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) bwi09517865
  • (OCoLC)57002721
Label
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-229) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9781415662571
Isbn Type
(BWI bdg.)
Lccn
2004063204
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) bwi09517865
  • (OCoLC)57002721

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