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

A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dusan 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 Dusan 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
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
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1200
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
D2165 2006
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1200
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 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
juvenile
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Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat
Label
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dusan Petričić
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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
Control code
5576034
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages:
Isbn
9780374306694
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004063204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2004063204
  • (OCoLC)ocm57002721
Label
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat, Joan Dash ; pictures by Dusan 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
Control code
5576034
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages:
Isbn
9780374306694
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004063204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2004063204
  • (OCoLC)ocm57002721

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