Watt's Perfect Engine: Steam and the Age of Invention

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James Watt has become a symbol of noble heroism, taking his place as a Great Briton. Ben Marsden here recounts a fascinating story of scientific and social upheaval in an age of radical change.

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"Marsden declaims on the steam engine's putative inventor in a half-bemused, half-impressed tone that will amuse technology buffs in addition to giving them an appreciation for Watt's significance.... Crystal clear on technical points, Marsden is archly amusing in discussing how reputations are made." -- "Booklist"

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Ben Marsden is a lecturer in cultural history at the University of Aberdeen. He read maths at Cambridge, music in London, and history of science at Kent. He normally writes about engines that fail, prefers to study engineers who teach, and sometimes wastes time comparing the connections between music and science in history. He owns three kettles but is still looking for inspiration.

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