The Ingenious Dr. Franklin: Selected Scientific Letters of Benjamin Franklin

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DIVERS EXPERIMENTS and OBSERVATIONS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Practical Schemes And Suggestions 15
  • Daylight Saving To the Authors Of - The Journal of Paris 17
  • Treatment for Gout 23
  • Cold Air Bath 25
  • Electrical Treatment For Paralysis 26
  • Lead Poisoning 29
  • Rules of Health And Long Life 33
  • The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams 35
  • Learning to Swim 41
  • On Swimming 46
  • Choosing Eye-Glasses 50
  • Bifocals 54
  • Of Lightning and the Method (now Used in America) of Securing Buildings and Persons From Its Mischievous Effects 56
  • Advantage of Pointed Conductors 62
  • Pennsylvanian Fireplaces 64
  • Slaughtering by Electricity 71
  • Canal Transportation 74
  • Indian Corn 76
  • The Armonica 79
  • Divers Experiments And Observations 87
  • First Hydrogen Balloon 89
  • A Hot-Air Balloon 94
  • First Aerial Voyage by Man 96
  • Second Aerial Voyage by Man 99
  • A Prophecy on Aerial Navigation 103
  • Magic Squares 106
  • Early Electrical Experiments 110
  • The Kite 115
  • The Course and Effect Of Lightning 117
  • Character of Clouds 122
  • Musical Sounds 125
  • Locating the Gulf Stream 129
  • Charting the Gulf Stream 133
  • Depth of Water And Speed of Boats 136
  • Distillation of Salt Water 140
  • Behavior of Oil On Water 142
  • Earliest Account Of Marsh Gas 145
  • Smallpox and Cancer 148
  • Restoration of Life By Sun Rays 150
  • Scientific Deductions And Conjectures 153
  • Cause of Colds 155
  • Definition of a Cold 157
  • Heat and Cold 158
  • Cold by Evaporation 165
  • On Springs 170
  • Tides and Rivers 172
  • Direction of Rivers 178
  • Salt and Salt Water 183
  • Origin of Northeast Storms 185
  • Effect of Oil on Water 188
  • Spouts and Whirlwinds 198
  • Sun Spots 212
  • Conductors And Non-Conductors 215
  • Queries on Electricity From Dr. Ingenhousz; with Answers 220
  • Magnetism and the Theory Of The Earth 225
  • Nature of Lightning 228
  • Sound 232
  • Prehistoric Animals - Of the Ohio 235
  • Toads Found in Stone 237
  • Letters and Papers in This Volume 239
  • Correspondents Mentioned In This Volume 242
  • A Few Additional Letters And Papers of Interest to the General Reader 243
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