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- DescriptionLives of Boulton and Watt is a fascinating account of the most important partnership of the Industrial Revolution; the engineering firm of 'Boulton and Watt'. James Watt transformed steam engine techlogy in the eighteenth century by inventing the more powerful and efficient condensing engine. He collaborated with businessman Matthew Boulton to form a successful engineering firm in 1773, which went on to mopolise the production of steam engines in England for the rest of that century. The lives and work of these two men is brought vividly to life by biographer Samuel Smiles, who, through extensive access to their business documents and personal correspondence, examines the important role they played in the wider history of the invention and development of the steam engine.
- Author BiographySamuel Smiles (1812-1904) studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh before becoming a campaigner for Parliamentary reform and a journalist. He was secretary of the Leeds Parliamentary Reform Association and editor of the Leeds Times before becoming secretary of Leeds & Thirsk Railway and, later, of the South Eastern Railway. He wrote biographies about a number of engineers, including George Stephenson and Thomas Telford.
- Author(s)Samuel Smiles
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/06/2007
- SubjectBiography: Science, Technology & Medical
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNonsuch Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight700 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine10 mm
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