A Descriptive History of the Steam Engine (BOK)

Robert Stuart

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First published in 1824, this comprehensive study charts the history of the steam engine, from its roots in Ancient Greece, to the sophistication it had by the time it reached nineteenth century England. Written during the height of the Industrial Revolution, when the use of steam power was dramatically transforming the nature of industry, this book attempted the first comprehensive study of the inventors responsible for this innovation. Beginning with the first recorded use of steam power by Greek mechanic Hero, the author uses clear diagrams to explain the practical workings of the steam engines that were created, covering inventions by Savery, Papin, and Newcomen, up to the 'grand improvements' made by James Watt during the eighteenth century, by which point the engines were powering all manner of factory machinery.This is a fascinating account underpinned with the sound engineering knowledge of the author, as well as the wonder that went hand-in-hand with living at a time when such inventions were revealing the true potential of science and technology.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2007
Forfatter Robert Stuart Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9781845884369 Antall sider 190
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,5cm x 1,3cm Vekt 408 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Popular science, History of engineering & technology, Steam engines