Ingenious: A Biography of Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

Ingenious: A Biography of Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

by Richard Munson
Ingenious: A Biography of Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

Ingenious: A Biography of Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

by Richard Munson

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Overview

The dramatic story of an ingenious man who explained nature and created a country.

Benjamin Franklin was one of the preeminent scientists of his time. Driven by curiosity, he conducted cutting-edge research on electricity, heat, ocean currents, weather patterns, chemical bonds, and plants. But today, Franklin is remembered more for his political prowess and diplomatic achievements than his scientific creativity.

In Ingenious, Richard Munson recovers this vital part of Franklin’s story, reveals his modern relevance, and offers a compelling portrait of a shrewd experimenter, clever innovator, and visionary physicist whose fame opened doors to negotiate French support and funding for American independence. Munson’s riveting narrative explores how science underpins Franklin’s entire story—from tradesman to inventor to nation-founder.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393882230
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/12/2024
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 282,484
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Munson is the author of several books, including Tesla: Inventor of the Modern. He lives in the Midwest.
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