in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Publishing. 358 words.
Brook, Abraham (fl. 1749–1789), bookseller and natural philosopher, of unknown parentage, was the author of Miscellaneous experiments and remarks on electricity, the air pump, and the...
in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Literature; Publishing. 13091 words.
Franklin, Benjamin (06 January 1706–17 April 1790), natural philosopher and writer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the Congregational Old South Church, where the Reverend...