James Watt

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Categories: Nonfiction

Andrew Carnegie was one of the major figures in American history, who made his fortune in steel and wrote this biography three years before he died in 1919. The steam engine that revolutionized the wo


rld is Watt’s invention. Watt was a genius to his contemporaries, not only for his technological achievements, but also because of his sweet and loyal disposition. Carnegie’s description of Watt's inventions and the technical insights required to achieve them are clearly explained in the book. Even his explanation of latent heat is clear and insightful, and a delight to read. When he describes the business relationship between Watt and his partner Boulton, one learns something about the goodness in them both, unqualified and complete.

James Watt
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