James Watt: Craftsman and Engineer


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This 1936 book, published to celebrate the bicentenary of Watt's birth, examines his career as a craftsman and engineer, rather than offering a purely narrative biography. Watt began his life as a maker of mathematical instruments, and throughout his working life enjoyed the challenge of such skilled work. Watt's inventions did much to power the Industrial Revolution and its economic and social consequences. However, he owed much of his commercial success to his long partnership with Matthew Boulton, a far more astute ...

James Watt: Craftsman and Engineer 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108012232

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James Watt: Craftsman and Engineer 1968, David & Charles, Newton Abbot

ISBN-13: 9780715342367

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