James Watt

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The Floating Press, 2009 M08 1 - 174 pages
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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Contents

Preface
4
Chapter I Childhood and Youth
6
Chapter II Glasgow to London Return to Glasgow
26
Chapter III Captured by Steam
48
Chapter IV Partnership with Roebuck
73
Chapter V Boulton Partnership
93
Chapter VI Removal to Birmingham
129
Chapter VII Second Patent
171
Chapter VIII The Record of the Steam Engine
221
Chapter IX Watt in Old Age
238
Chapter X Watt the Inventor and Discoverer
249
Chapter XI Watt the Man
264
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