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James Watt : master of the steam engine

Author: Anna Sproule
Publisher: Woodbridge, Conn. : Blackbirch Press, ©2001.
Series: Giants of science.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st U.S. ed
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A biography of the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor and engineer whose improved designs of the steam engine made its wide use possible.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: James Watt; James Watt
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Sproule
ISBN: 1567113389 9781567113389
OCLC Number: 46909353
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Scientists who have changed the world. Chalk Hill, Watford : Exley Publications, 1992.
Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Miner's enemy --
Fast, cheap, powerful --
Deafening roar --
Baby survived --
Playground bullies --
His gifts surface --
Off to London --
Vicious cycle --
Overworked, undernourished --
Out of his shell --
An outsider no longer --
Tricky job --
Muscles, wind and water --
Natural power --
World's first pump --
Newcomen pump --
Condensed steam --
Machine stopped --
Too much heat --
Walk on Glasgow Green --
Separate container --
It moves --
"A perfect steam engine" --
Watt's friends --
Need to make a living --
John Roebuck lends a hand --
Gathering dust --
Boulton's "Manufactory" --
Chance of a lifetime --
Final blow --
Going public --
Beam swings down --
Age of steam --
Enough for a lifetime --
Wanted: new markets --
Cotton, mills, and rotary motion --
"Steam mill mad" --
Pull-pull action --
Straight line and curve --
"Probable thing to succeed" --
Towering achievements --
How powerful is a horse? --
Revolution in industry --
Planning to enjoy himself --
Legacy to the world --
Race of the steamships --
Making of industry --
"Workshop of the world" --
Cities --
Past and future --
Important dates.
Series Title: Giants of science.
Responsibility: Anna Sproule.
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A biography of the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor and engineer whose improved designs of the steam engine made its wide use possible.

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