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Scientist, Soldier, Statesman, Spy: Count Rumford: The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius
Count Rumford was rated, along with Franklin & Jef

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By G.I. Brown (au); Susan Greenfield (fr)
Year: 2001
Pages: 182
Binding Paperback
ISBN 750926740

Product Code: 1422393232

Count Rumford was rated, along with Franklin & Jefferson, as ‘the greatest mind America has ever produced’ &, through his inventions & philanthropy, he brought more benefit to mankind than most men of his age. A spy for Britain during the Amer. War of Independ, Rumford fled to England & became Under-Sec. of State. His passion, however, was for science. He revolutionized ideas on the nature of heat & his inventions brought dramatic improvements to the masses. He also set up a workhouse for beggars; originated soup kitchens; & made benevolence fashionable through the estab. of the Royal Institution in 1800. This biography recognizes his unique place in science history & unravels the story of this perplexing & complex man. Illus.

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