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James Watt, chemist : understanding the origins of the steam age

Author: David Philip Miller
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, ©2009.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 8.
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This text examines James Watt's illustrious engineering career in light of his parallel interest in chemistry, arguing that Watt's conception of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings.
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Named Person: James Watt; James Watt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Philip Miller
ISBN: 9781851969746 1851969748 9781851966851 1851966854
OCLC Number: 317254375
Description: viii, 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: Representations --
Of statues, kettles and indicators - The 'mechanical Watt' --
The demise of the 'chemical Watt' in the nineteenth century --
The 'mechanical Watt': the making of a 'philosophical engineer' --
II: Realities --
Watt's chemistry of heat --
The steam engine as chemistry --
The indicator understood, or why Watt was not a proto-thermodynamicist --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 8.
Responsibility: by David Philip Miller.
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This text examines James Watt's illustrious engineering career in light of his parallel interest in chemistry, arguing that Watt's conception of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings.

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