The Power to Change the World: James Watt (1736-1819) - A Life in 50 Objects [Paperback]

Malcolm Dick (Editor); Kate Croft (Editor)

ISBN: 9781905036561 | Published by: West Midlands History | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 133p,

The Power to Change the World


James Watt (1736-1819) transformed the steam engine - the most significant invention of the Industrial Revolution. Without Watt there would have been no locomotives, steamships or factories where machines were energised by coal. Watt was, however, much more - a scientist who also developed the concept of horsepower, made the first commercial copying machine and gave his name to a unit of power - the Watt.

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