Mysterious Ocean Highway: Benjamin Franklin and the Gulf Streamby Deborah Heiligman
Describes the study of the Gulf Stream from Benjamin Franklin's days to our own and explains how it behaves.
Children's Literature - Joan CarrisWe always knew Ben Franklin was a heckuva fellow and this text proves again the incalculable worth of his relentlessly probing, logical mind. From very skimpy data, Ben Franklin deduced the existence of the Gulf Stream! His British cousin, a whaling captain, helped Franklin create the first Gulf Stream chart, which was quite accurate, but sadly ignored at the time and lost for nearly two hundred years! The logic that led to Franklin's chart and to its eventual 1978 discovery in the French National Library, make an exciting scientific/historic detective story. Teachers will love reading this title aloud. A fine glossary, index, and suggested reading list are included. Part of the "Turnstone Ocean Pilot" series.
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