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James Watt, chemist : understanding the origins of the steam age / by David Philip Miller.

By: Miller, David Philip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Science and culture in the nineteenth century ; no. 8.Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2009Description: viii, 241 p. : ill., facsims., plans, ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781851969746 (hbk.); 1851969748 (hbk.); 9781851966851 (ebook); 1851966854 (ebook).Subject(s): Watt, James, 1736-1819 -- Knowledge -- Chemistry | Chemists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Steam engineers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Engineers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Steam engineering -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification:
Contents:
I: Representations -- Of statues, kettles and indicators - The 'mechanical Watt' -- The demise of the 'chemical Watt' in the nineteenth century -- The 'mechanical Watt': the making of a 'philosophical engineer' -- II: Realities -- Watt's chemistry of heat -- The steam engine as chemistry -- The indicator understood, or why Watt was not a proto-thermodynamicist -- Conclusions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-233) and index

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