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Watt's perfect engine : steam and the age of invention

Author: Ben Marsden
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Series: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the life of scientist James Watt, inventor of the separate-condenser steam engine, and focuses on re-discovering steam, types of steam engines, manufacturing and marketing a steam engine.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Watt; James Watt; James Watt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Marsden
ISBN: 0231131720 9780231131728 0231131739 9780231131735
OCLC Number: 52182630
Description: ix, 213 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What's Watt? --
Ch. I. Breeding an Inventor --
Ch. II. Re-discovering Steam --
Ch. III. Re-inventing Steam --
Ch. IV. An Experiment in Engineering --
Ch. V. Learning Industry --
Ch. VI. Doubling, Rotating, Expanding and Indicating --
Ch. VII. Circumnavigating Watt: Pirates and Patents --
Ch. VIII. Manufacturing and Marketing: the Business of the Steam Engine --
Ch. IX. 'My dear philosophe': James Watt, Man of Science --
Ch. X. The Progeny of Steam: Planes, Trains and Automobiles? --
Ch. XI. Monuments and Myths: Re-imagining Watt.
Series Title: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
Other Titles: Steam and the age of invention
Responsibility: Ben Marsden.

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As the inventor of the separate-condenser steam engine, James Watt has become synonymous with the spirit of invention. This book shows he owed his astonishing rise as much to espionage and political  Read more...

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