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James Watt

Author: Neil Champion
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, ©2001.
Series: Groundbreakers.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: James Watt; James Watt; James Watt
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Champion
ISBN: 1575723719 9781575723716
OCLC Number: 43736761
Description: 48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: James Watt : a pioneer of steam --
James Watt's early years --
School days --
London life and instrument-making --
Glasgow University --
Marriage and the steam engine --
Early forms of power --
A short history of steam --
Watt's separate condenser --
Family and money matters --
Disappointment and tragedy --
A productive partnership --
Interconnections --
Steam power takes off --
Rotary motion --
Measuring energy --
Impact on industry and society --
A rival engineer :Richard Trevithick --
Old age and contentment --
The legacy of James Watt.
Series Title: Groundbreakers.
Responsibility: Neil Champion.

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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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