Little Masterpieces of Science
Little Masterpieces of Science: Inventors is a classic science history text. To a good many of us the inventor is the true hero for he multiplies the working value of life. He performs an old task with new economy, as when he devises a mowing-machine to oust the scythe; or he creates a service wholly new, as when he bids a landscape depict itself on a photographic plate. He, and his twin brother, the discoverer, have eyes to read a lesson that Nature has held for ages under the undiscerning gaze of other men. Where an ordinary observer sees, or thinks he sees, diversity, a Franklin detects identity, as in the famous experiment here recounted which proves lightning to be one and the same with a charge of the Leyden jar.
- Paperback | 102 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.84mm | 208.65g
- 25 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white