Overview

The essential improvements that Scottish inventor James Watt (1736 - 1819) made to the steam engine were fundamental to the Industrial Revolution. It would be hard to overstate the value of this invention to technological and social change - it gave us the modern world we live in today. This is his biography as written by Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American industrialist, businessman, and philanthropist.

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James Watt

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Overview

The essential improvements that Scottish inventor James Watt (1736 - 1819) made to the steam engine were fundamental to the Industrial Revolution. It would be hard to overstate the value of this invention to technological and social change - it gave us the modern world we live in today. This is his biography as written by Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American industrialist, businessman, and philanthropist.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783655248591
  • Publisher: MVB E-Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: MVB Marketing
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,088,568
  • File size: 445 KB

Table of Contents

Author's Preface v
I. Childhood and Youth 3
II. Glasgow to London--Return to Glasgow 23
III. Captured by Steam 45
IV. Partnership with Roebuck 67
V. Boulton Partnership 87
VI. Removal to Birmingham 121
VII. Second Patent 157
VIII. The Record of the Steam Engine 195
IX. Watt in Old Age 213
X. Watt, the Inventor and Discoverer 223
XI. Watt, the Man 233
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