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Clang! Ernst Chladni’s Sound Experiments

Clang! Ernst Chladni’s Sound Experiments

by Darcy Pattison

What if your science experiments were so interesting that even an Emperor wanted to know more?

In February, 1809, Chladni’s friends took him to the Tuliere Palace. This elementary science picture book dramatizes the exciting meeting between a German scientist and French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

Like Bill Nye, the Science Guy today, Chladni popularized science. But during his work as an entertainer, he struggled to find the time and finances do actual research. This story provides a glimpse at the life of Ernst Chladni, the Father of Acoustics. It’s an amazing example of how scientists collaborate internationally. The story is based on Chladni’s own description of the event.


Ages: 6-10
Illustrated by: Peter Willis
ISBN: 9781629440934
Price: $23.99
Published by: Mims House

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