James Watt Chemist

Author: David Philip Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317314050
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Miller examines Watt's illustrious engineering career in light of his parallel interest in chemistry, arguing that Watt's conception of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings.

Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

Author: Diarmid A Finnegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317315723
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The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Finnegan's study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth century, using Scotland as the focus for his argument.

Communities of Science in Nineteenth century Ireland

Author: Juliana Adelman
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
ISBN:
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The nineteenth century was an important period for both the proliferation of ‘popular’ science and for the demarcation of a group of professionals that we now term scientists. Of course for Ireland, largely in contrast to the rest of Britain, the prominence of Catholicism posed various philosophical questions regarding research.Adelman’s study examines the practical educational impact of the growth of science in these communities, and the impact of this on the country’s economy; the role of museums and exhibitions in spreading scientific knowledge; and the role that science had to play in Ireland’s turbulent political context.Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change.

Domesticating Electricity

Author: Graeme Gooday
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
ISBN:
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A socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods. It shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.

Watt s Perfect Engine

Author: Ben Marsden
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 9781840465464
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book reveals how James Watt -- inventor of the separate-condenser steam engine -- became an icon fit for an age of industry and invention. Watt has become synonymous with the spirit of invention, while his last name has long been immortalized as the very measurement of power. But contrary to popular belief, Watt did not single-handedly bring about the steam revolution. His "perfect engine" was as much a product of late-nineteenth-century Britain as it was of the inventor's imagination.

Yearbook

Author: National Council for the Social Studies
Publisher:
ISBN:
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