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

Author: David Philip Miller
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Miller examines 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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Miller, David Philip.
James Watt, chemist.
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2009
(OCoLC)317254375
Named Person: James Watt; James Watt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Philip Miller
ISBN: 9781851966851 1851966854 1851969748 9781851969746 1282125621 9781282125629
OCLC Number: 426066444
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Of statues, kettles and indicators --
2. The demise of the 'Chemical Watt' in the nineteenth century --
3. The 'Mechanical Watt' --
4. Watt's chemistry of heat --
5. The steam engine as chemistry --
6. The indicator understood, or why Watt was not a protothermodynamicist --
7. Conclusions.
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 8.
Responsibility: by David Philip Miller.

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