Sex and the Scientist: The Indecent Life of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (1753-1814)

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One of the preeminent natural philosophers of the Enlightenment, Benjamin Thompson started out as a farm boy with a practical turn of mind. His inventions and scientific explorations include the Rumford fireplace, insulated clothing, the thermos, convection ovens, double boilers, double-paned glass and an improved sloop. Successful in world affairs, he was knighted by King George III and became a Count of the Holy Roman Emperor. Thompson was popular with women--so much so that his personal life eclipsed his achievements. ...

Sex and the Scientist: The Indecent Life of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (1753-1814) 2018, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9781476665924

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