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Author Rosen, William, 1955-
Title The most powerful idea in the world : a story of steam, industry, and invention / William Rosen
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  TJ461 .R67 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020333159
 Modern History Library, loan suspended  909.81 R812    AVAILABLE    30550100554243
Edition University of Chicago Press edition
Descript xxv, 370 pages ; 23 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Rocket -- Changes in the atmosphere -- A great company of men -- The first and true inventor -- A very great quantity of heat -- Science in his hands -- The whole thing was arranged in my mind -- Master of them all -- A field that is endless -- Quite splendid with a file -- To give England the power of cotton -- Wealth of nations -- Strong steam -- The fuel of interest
Subject Steam-engines -- History
Industrial revolution -- Great Britain -- History
Intellectual property -- Economic aspects
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain
Creative ability in technology -- Economic aspects
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