History Channel: Modern Marvels - Ben Franklin Tech

History Channel: Modern Marvels - Ben Franklin
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: June 30, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: A&E Home Video

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The oldest and wisest of America's Founding Fathers, he is perhaps most famous as a man of wit and words. Yet Dr. Benjamin Franklin was also one of history's greatest scientists. Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders. Mentor to Jefferson, diplomat extraordinaire, and noted printer, Ben Franklin was a man of many talents, and perhaps none were so celebrated as his scientific skills. From the humble Pennsylvania Stove to the spectacular lightning rod--Franklin was concerned with putting scientific principals to practical use. MODERN MARVELS® explores his many inventions, investigating his breakthroughs, deflating some fanciful tales, and tracing a life of invention that would have been extraordinary even if he had not helped to "bring forth a new nation"!

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  • Sales Rank: 71,157
  • UPC: 733961157369
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