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Ben Franklin stilled the waves

Charles Tanford

Ben Franklin stilled the waves

an informal history of pouring oil on water with reflections on the ups and downs of scientific life in general

by Charles Tanford

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Knowledge -- Science.,
    • Molecules.,
    • Scientists -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Charles Tanford.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQ143.F8 T36 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 227 p. :
      Number of Pages227
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2051624M
      ISBN 100822308762
      LC Control Number88029344

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A century later Lord Rayleigh performed an identical experiment. Building on Franklin's original experiments, their work has culminated in the discovery of the structure of cell membranes, research that continues to bear fruit today.

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