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The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

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  • The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry and Invention (Pimlico) – Trade paperback (2011)
    by William Rosen

    The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry and Invention

    Trade paperback, Pimlico
    2011
    400 pages

    ISBN: 1845951352
    ISBN-13: 9781845951351

    The most important invention in the whole of the Industrial Revolution was invention itself.' Those words are at the heart of this remarkable book - a history of the Industrial Revolution and the steam engine, as well as an account of how inventors first came to own and profit from their ideas and how invention itself springs forth from logic and imagination. Rocket. It was the fortuitously named train that inaugurated steam locomotion in 1829, jump-starting two centuries of mass transportation. As William Rosen reveals, it ... Show more

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