Power from Steam: A History Of The Stationary Steam Engine

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Paperback. Pub: 1993 08 Pages: 356 Publisher: Camidge. University Press This is the first comprehensive history of the steam engine in fifty years It follows the development of Reciprocating steam engines from their earliest Forms to the beginning of the twentieth century when they were replaced by steam turbines.Contents: 1. The noblest machine2. The impellant force of fire3. Common old smoking engines4. The economy of power5. The devil of rotations6. Such unbounded power7. Good servants but bad masters8. An uncultivated field9. The new theory of heat10. The internal operation of the machine11. Such absolute smoothness12. Twinkle twinkle little arc13. The drive for efficiency14. An economical source of motive power15. The most economical mode of obtaining powerBibliography.

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Power from Steam is the first comprehensive history of the steam engine in 50 years, following the development of the reciprocating steam engine. Hills covers its history from its earliest form to the beginning of the twentieth century when it was replaced by the steam turbine. Although the first steam engine was used to pump water, its development really started with the mechanisation of the textile industry. This development is studied closely and the theoretical understanding of its operation is covered. The background of thermodynamics is introduced to show how science and design coupled to produce increasingly more efficient and powerful engines. This book will be indispensable to steam power enthusiasts as well as historians of technology.

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'His book should do much to help the appreciation of these engines and their contribution to the economy of manufactures.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

' ... a work that succeeds in exploring the inter-relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the steam engine.' Stationary Engine Research Group Bulletin

'The text is well researched and is a comprehensive history of the development of the steam engine.' The Manchester Association of Engineers

'This is an excellently produced book which is authoritative and readable and everyone seriously interested in the steam engine will need a copy.' Colin Bowden, The Newcomen Society

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