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Life of Count Rumford

Renwick, James

Life of Count Rumford

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rumford, Benjamin, -- Graf von, -- 1753-1814

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James Renwick
    SeriesLibrary of American biography -- v. 15, Library of American biography (New York, N.Y.) -- v. 15
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 411 p. ;
    Number of Pages411
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14832101M

      Book Review: "The Count of Concord" Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford () is one of those historical figures whose life just seems to demand a novel - or, rather, one whose biography could just as easily function as one.


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Brief summary: He was born into a poor farming family in America in At 19 years old, he marries an incredibly rich something year old woman setting himself up financially for the rest of his life/5(8). Start your review of Scientist, Soldier, Statesman, Spy: Count Rumford: The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius Write a review noodle rated it liked it review of another edition/5.

COUNT RUMFORD. SIR BENJAMIN THOMPSON World-renowned Soldier, Statesman, Inventor & Scientist National Historic Landmark: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF COUNT RUMFORD. Born Woburn, Massachusetts. Controversy was as much a part of Rumford’s life as was brilliance and achievement, so it’s not easy to picture this flamboyant figure in the.

Benjamin Thompson, aka Count Rumford, was an inventor (drip coffeepot, smoke-free fireplace, countless other inventions), a diplomat, a lover. He became undersecretary for Britain’s northern colonies, in charge of recruitment, transportation, equipment, and commissary matters for British troops in the Americas ()/5(4).

Count Rumford: The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius, by G.I. Brown, Sutton, $ This small volume chronicles the life of one of the world’s great scientists, Benjamin : Ehoward. An American in Europe: The Life of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (New York: The Philosophical Library, ), From the introduction to Sanborn C.

Brown, Count Rumford, Physicist Extraordinary (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, ), iv. Brown's biography is a fast-moving, readable book, and the references, bibliography and index make it a good starting point for further study. It pulls no punches about the less attractive aspects of Rumford's life, and it is sufficiently discursive that it can be understood without prior background : Neil Brown.

Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, is best known for the cannon boring experiments that confirmed to him that heat was what we would call molecular motion. Some will also know him as the founder of the Royal Institution in London.

He was, however, a much more colourful character than these details suggest. Born in Massachusetts inhe had an unremarkable childhood. The Benjamin Thompson House (also known as the Count Rumford Birthplace) is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark at 90 Elm Street, in the North Woburn area of Woburn, is significant as the birthplace of scientist and inventor Benjamin Thompson (–), who became Count Rumford of the Holy Roman Empire as well as Sir Benjamin Coordinates: 42°28′45″N 71°8′50″W /.

Men of Physics: Benjamin Thompson—Count Rumford: Count Rumford on the Nature of Heat presents the life and works of Count Rumford, an American-born British physicist and inventor. This book is divided in two parts.

The first part gives a biographical sketch of Count Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, who was born on Ma and died in COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available Life of Count Rumford book the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Such, however, is the record of Benjamin Thompson Count Rumford, a man still regarded with esteem in Bavaria, England, France and the United States of America. As a scientist he will be remembered Life of Count Rumford book his famous cannon-boring experiment in which he made the first determination of.

Delbanco’s newest book is “The Count of Concord” (), a fictionalized biography of the real-life Count Rumford, born Benjamin Thompson in Woburn, Massachusetts in A boy genius and inventor, Rumford declared himself a British loyalist during the American Revolution, fled the newborn United States, and eventually became a Count of.

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Thank you for your : Jane Merrill. Benjamin Count Rumford. AKA Benjamin Thompson. Established the Rumford Medal. Birthplace: Woburn, MA Location of death: Auteuil, France Cause of death: unspecified Remains: B.

British-American man of science, philanthropist and administrator, born at Woburn, in Massachusetts, on the 26th of March The Thompson family had been settled in New Born: More About Book.

Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford by Sanborn C. Brown MIT Press, More About Book. This website. There are other books, chapters, articles and web pages about Rumford and Rumford fireplaces. Some are better than others.

Many are downright misleading and not recommended - except that most are still included in the. Count Rumford was, in fact, a real person, but the Rumford Cookbook was written by Lily Hayworth Wallace (a food specialist and consultant) for Rumford Chemical Works, which developed and sold Rumford baking powder.

The first edition was printed in and it continued to print subsequent editions until the late s. Read this book on Questia. It has been a source of real enjoyment to me to interrupt work on a comprehensive biography of Count Rumford to write this small volume for high school pupils and others interested in science.

Get this from a library. Scientist, soldier, statesman, spy: Count Rumford: the extraordinary life of a scientific genius.

[G I Brown] -- "President Roosevelt rated Count Rumford, along with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, as 'the greatest mind America has produced' and, through his inventions, philanthropy, and the foundation. To a novelist such language is well-nigh irresistible. The subject declared itself and would not go away.

I set to work writing a historical novel based on Rumford’s life. Benjamin Thompson was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, in ; he died on the outskirts of Paris, as Count Rumford of the Holy Roman Empire, at the age of sixty-one.

Like his countryman and contemporary Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Thompson (later Count Rumford) aimed by his inventions and scientific research to increase the degree of comfort in daily fourteen years spent in Munich, he made important reforms in the city’s public service and social welfare institutions; he also introduced improvements in the hospitals and workhouses in Ireland.

Count Rumford was one of the most fascinating figures of science. On the one side he was a gifted experimenter and a prolific inventor who helped establish the foundations of modern physics; on the other he was a scheming adventurer, a cynical soldier of fortune, and a spy whose name was anathema to the patriots of the American Revolution/5.

Benjamin Thompson, later taking the name Count Rumford, lived the most fascinating life of anyone I've ever known or read about. Brief summary: He was born into a poor farming family in America in At 19 years old, he marries an incredibly rich something year old woman setting himself up financially for the rest of his life.5/5(2).

What is the real story of Count Rumford?" "This biography tells the story of Rumford's life, from his birth as plain 'Benjamin Thompson' into a poor farming family in Massachusetts into international renown, and lonely death.

Scientist, soldier, statesman and spy, his is a tale of adventure, intrigue, ambition and lust for : Benjamin Thompson (later Count Rumford) aimed by his inventions and scientific research to increase the degree of comfort in daily goals were practical and his contributions to our knowledge of the nature of heat proved extremely valuable.

Between andthe American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Boston published all of Rumford’s papers that the Academy committee was able. This Biography consists of approximately 4 pages of information about the life of Benjamin (Count Rumford) Thompson.

Print Word PDF. This section contains 1, words (approx. 4 pages at words per page) View a FREE sample. World of Invention on Benjamin (Count Rumford) Thompson. Buy Count Rumford: The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius - Scientist, Soldier, Statesman, Spy Illustrated edition by Brown, G.

I., Greenfield, Susan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(7).

Well might one ask, and the most enjoyable way to find out arrives in the form of Nicholas Delbanco’s The Count of Concord (Dalkey Archive Press, $), a novel about a novelty: the New England farm boy who chose the wrong side in the American Revolution, became a British officer and a spy, Count Rumford of the Holy Roman Empire, and.

An American in Europe The Life of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. By Egon Larsen. + 28 plates. (London: Rider and Co., Ltd., ) 15s. : T. Martin. Like his countryman and contemporary Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Thompson (later Count Rumford) aimed by his inventions and scientific research to increase the degree of comfort in daily life.

During fourteen years spent in Munich, he made important reforms in the city's public service and social welfare institutions; he also introduced improvements in the hospitals and workhouses in Ireland.

I don't mind saying, I was a bit confused when I was first introduced to Count von Rumford in a book titled The Delectable Past by Esther Bradford Aresty. At first, I assumed Count Rumford was associated with the Rumford Chemical Works Company the maker of Rumford Baking Powder. AU - Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, AU - American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

KW - Charities KW - Fireplaces KW - Food KW - Germany KW - Gunnery KW - Heat KW - Kitchen utensils KW - Munich KW - Photometry KW - Poor KW - Science ER - TY - BOOK TI - The complete works of Count Rumford. VL - 3. Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford Physicist by Edwin E. Slosson from Leading American Men of Science () [p.9] The life of a scholar is apt to be a quiet one, externally devoid of dramatic incidents and sudden changes of fortune, but there is material enough to satisfy a writer of historical romances in the life of the poor New England boy who became, in England, cavalry colonel, Under.

And some, like Nicholas Delbanco is his book, The Count of Concord, will have all the elements assembled but still never drag us completely into his story. Still, what a subject to choose.

Sir Benjamin Thompson, a.k.a. Count Rumford, is probably most familiar to modern ears as the inventor of the Rumford Fireplace. Men of Physics: Benjamin Thompson†Count Rumford: Count Rumford on the Nature of Heat presents the life and works of Count Rumford, an American-born British physicist and inventor.

This book is divided in two parts. The first part gives a biographical sketch of Count Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, who was born on Ma and died in Later, Sir Benjamin spent 11 years in Bavaria in various posts, including minister of war, and for this service was made a count of the Holy Roman Empire in Thompson took the name “Rumford” from his wife’s birthplace, now Concord, New Hampshire.

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Free shipping for many products. Sir Benjamin Thompson - Count von Rumford Rumford's scientific achievements were many, his experiments with the transfer of heat, several inventions which he chose never to patent, the redesign of the domestic fireplace, and his prolific writing of essays on a variety of engineering and scientific subjects.

26 Mar - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Rumford's birth. Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford - from Leading American Men of Science () Count Rumford on the Nature of Heat, by Benjamin Rumford.

- book suggestion. Booklist for Count Rumford. Men of Physics: Benjamin Thompson—Count Rumford: Count Rumford on the Nature of Heat presents the life and works of Count Rumford, an American-born British physicist and inventor. This book is divided in two parts.

The first part gives a biographical sketch of Count Rumford, Benjamin Thompson, who was born on Ma and died in Book Edition: 1.Full text of "The Rumford complete cook book," See other formats.If the life of the American-born scientist Count Rumford had been created in a novel, nobody would believe it.

This new biography chronicles all his achievements and escapades. Born near Boston inBenjamin Thompson showed an early aptitude for scientific subjects and a .