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The most powerful idea in the world : a story of steam, industry, and invention

Author: William Rosen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Rosen
ISBN: 9780226726342 0226726347
OCLC Number: 769233430
Notes: Rocket. Changes in the atmosphere. A great company of men. The first and true investor. A very great quantity of heat. Science in his hands. The whole thing was arranged in my mind. Master of them all. A field that is endless. Quite splendid with a file. To give England the power of cotton. Wealth of nations. Strong steam. The fuel of interest
Description: xxv, 370 s. ;
Contents: Rocket --
Changes in the atmosphere --
A great company of men --
The first and true investor --
A very great quantity of heat --
Science in his hands --
The whole thing was arranged in my mind --
Master of them all --
A field that is endless --
Quite splendid with a file --
To give England the power of cotton --
Wealth of nations --
Strong steam --
The fuel of interest.
Responsibility: William Rosen

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