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Watt's Perfect Engine: Steam and the Age of Invention (Revolutions in Science)

 
 
 
 
Watt's Perfect Engine: Steam and the Age of Invention (Revolutions in Science)
Author: Ben Marsden
ISBN 13: 9780231131728
ISBN 10: 231131720
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2004-02-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
List Price: $27.00
 
 

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.