James Watt has become a symbol of noble heroism, taking his place as a Great Briton. Ben Marsden here recounts a fascinating story of scientific and social upheaval in an age of radical change.
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This book reveals how James Watt―inventor of the separate-condenser steam engine―became an icon fit for an age of industry and invention. Watt has become synonymous with the spirit of invention, while his last name has long been immortalized as the very measurement of power. But contrary to popular belief, Watt did not single-handedly bring about the steam revolution. His "perfect engine" was as much a product of late-nineteenth-century Britain as it was of the inventor's imagination.About the Author:
Ben Marsden is a lecturer in cultural history at the University of Aberdeen. He read maths at Cambridge, music in London, and history of science at Kent. He normally writes about engines that fail, prefers to study engineers who teach, and sometimes wastes time comparing the connections between music and science in history. He owns three kettles but is still looking for inspiration.
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Book Description Icon Books Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111840465468
Book Description Icon Books, Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2004. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Reprint. 214 pages, b&w illustrations, bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # 324917
Book Description Icon Books Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1840465468