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Brief History of the Age of Steam, A
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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AGE OF STEAM, A

PAPERBACK BY CRUMP, THOMAS

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ISBN
9781845295530
IMPRINT
ROBINSON PUBLISHING
 
 
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LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
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PAPERBACK
PAGES
384 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
27 SEP 2007

DESCRIPTION

In 1710 an obscure Devon ironmonger Thomas Newcomen invented a machine with a pump driven by coal, used to extract water from mines. Over the next two hundred years the steam engine would be at the heart of the industrial revolution that changed the fortunes of nations.Passionately written and insightful, A Brief History of the Age of Steam reveals not just the lives of the greatinventors such as Watts, Stephenson and Brunel but also tells a narrative that reaches from the US to the expansion of China, India and South America and shows how the steam engine changed the world.