1989. Manchester University Press. First. Hard Cover. Book Near Fine. DJ_Near Fine. 9.5x6.5. B/W frontis of subject and 9 further b/w illus. This biography deals with ". the sources of Joules ideas and his clarification and proof of the dynamic theory of heat and the conservation of energy. " and the author has based this book on original papers and around 600 (mostly unpublished) letters between Joule and his contemporaries. The international unit of energy is called a Joule.
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