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A Short History of the Steam Engine (Cambridge Library Collection - Technology) Paperback – 17 Feb 2011

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (17 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1108012280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1108012287
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,167,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Short History of the Steam Engine, first published in 1939, remains one of the most readable on the topic for the non-specialist. Dickinson limits himself to stationary engines and boilers. The many illustrations and lucid text make this book a pleasure for both engineer and historian.

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This book was written before the second world war and the language is typical of the period. The author assumes that the reader is well versed very in mechanics and maths, but, having said that, it is an interesting read. Those familiar with the history of the steam engine will probably know most of the details given but for those new to the subject, the book does give a potted history of the steam engine and is not too complicated.
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