|Jun3-09, 09:02 AM||#1|
Benjamin Franklin on Electricity
After posting just now in another forum about how our assignment of positive and negative charge goes back to Benjamin Franklin, I looked to see if his "Experiments and Observations on Electricity" (published in London in 1751) was available anywhere. About 25 years ago, I had a lot of fun reading an annotated reprint of it that I found in a library, and even quoted bits of it in some of my classes.
Amazingly, it appears to be out of print in paper form. I did find the following:
An online copy of the original edition, at the Rare Book Room.
A CD-ROM of the original edition, by Octavo Editions, also available from amazon.com.
A French translation on Project Gutenberg.
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