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eBook James Watt: Master of the Steam Engine (Giants of Science) ePub

eBook James Watt: Master of the Steam Engine (Giants of Science) ePub

by Anna Sproule

  • ISBN: 1567113389
  • Category: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Anna Sproule
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackbirch Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1430 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1129 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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If all the books in the Giants of Science series are as informative and well-written as this on. .

If all the books in the Giants of Science series are as informative and well-written as this on.they indeed represent an outstanding contribution to the field of children's literature. - The Anniston Star (January 2002) (The Anniston Star 20020127). James Watt, a fast-moving, well-illustrated biography of the determined British inventor, would be a great complement to a middle level history of science unit. - National Science Teachers Association (January 2002) (National Science Teachers Assn.

Giants of Science - Wright Brothers. Anna Sproule Of the four, James Watt is the best remembered. How did this come about? Was he perhaps the greatest of them?

Giants of Science - Wright Brothers. Great Britain (Silver Burdett Countries). This book is "lite" on most of the details and even thought the author tries to appear unbiased, I feel he comes off as being cynical. Of the four, James Watt is the best remembered. How did this come about? Was he perhaps the greatest of them?

ed. of: Scientists who have changed the world. Chalk Hill, Watford : Exley Publications, 1992. Includes bibliographical references (p. 64) and index

ed. 64) and index. A biography of the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor and engineer whose improved designs of the steam engine made its wide use possible. Miner's enemy - Fast, cheap, powerful - Deafening roar - Baby survived - Playground bullies - His gifts surface - Off to London - Vicious cycle - Overworked, undernourished - Out of his shell - An outsider no longer - Tricky job - Muscles, wind and water - Natural.

Science Books & Film (January-Febraury 2002) (Science Books & Films 20020201). An even, straightforward rhythm that moves at a pace quick enough to hold the attention of juvenile readers. Recommended for elementary and middle school students.

Giants of Science - James Watt (Giants of Science). 1850152543 (ISBN13: 9781850152545)

Giants of Science - James Watt (Giants of Science). 1850152543 (ISBN13: 9781850152545).

James Watt was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781. He worked within the university workshop and made musical instruments and his business grew. In 1758, he opened a new shop and his reputation grew that by 1763 he had apprentices. In the meantime, Watt had become engaged in his first studies on the steam engine.

Watt, James, 1736-1819; Juvenile literature; Mechanical engineers - Great Britain - Biography - Juvenile literature.

A biography of the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor and engineer whose improved designs of the steam engine made its wide use possible.

Such was his contribution to science and technology that a unit of power was named in his honor, the Watt. The Watt, in case you are unaware, is an SI unit equal to one Joule of work performed per second. This equates to about 1/746 of a Horsepower (for mechanical and electrical horsepower).

Inspiring stories of scientific pioneers and their successes and failures along the path of scientific discovery spark interest among readers. Each of these books include: Glossary For More Information section Index

Comments

Sardleem Sardleem
Great book with lots of information
Shem Shem
My grandson enjoyed it and helped with a school project.
Vuzahn Vuzahn
Contains vital biographical information with a chronology, glossary, bibliography, indes, and web sites for additional information. Interesting text with illustrations. Photographs, drawings, and other illustrations are well documented with short narrative explantions. Great for middle school programs.