Description:Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All...Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 343 p.
Description:Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 0719030250. A tight solid book.;...Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 0719030250. A tight solid book.; B&W Photographs; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1 inches; 333 pages; The establishment of the energy concept in the mid-19th century was possibly the greatest advance in physical science since Newton. Probably the most important contributor to this step forward was James Prescott Joule, son of a Manchester brewing family, who died over 100 years ago, just as the first modern power station was coming on stream. This biography deals with the sources of Joule's ideas and his clarification and proof of the dynamical theory of heat and the conservation of energy. It includes accounts of his discovery of the laws of electrical energy, his contribution to the establishment of the Joule-Thomson effect and to the determination of the universally accepted electrical units. The economic, social and technological implications of Joule's work are fully discussed. The book is based on the author's original papers on Joule and on some 600 letters between Joule and his contemporaries.
Description:1989. Manchester University Press. First. Hard Cover. Book Near...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 " and the author has based this book on original papers and around 600 (mostly unpublished) letters between Joule and his contemporaries.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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