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James Nasmyth: Engineer; an autobiography

James Nasmyth: Engineer; an autobiography [Kindle Edition]

James Nasmyth , Samuel Smiles

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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The autobiography of one of the last pioneers of the machine tool industry and an amateur astronomer, James Nasmyth, who was most famous for his invention of both the steam hammer and the hydraulic press, instruments still used in engineering today. A list of all his inventions is also given.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 3867414599
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UJM9VA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,263 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nasmyth's Autobiography - Excellent Read, Poor Edition 31 May 2008
By Ryan Battelle - Published on
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Nasmyth was a titan of 19th century British engineering, and his autobiography is outstanding. Any study of the great engineers of history would be remiss without this book.

However, this particular edition is not the one to buy. Although the text is complete (as far as I can tell), this book is missing all the drawings and figures present in the original text. If you're considering this book, don't buy this edition. Find yourself a copy of the original, complete work.
4.0 out of 5 stars James Nasmyth, Engineer 18 Feb 2012
By Clockman - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A most interesting account of mechanical engineering in the early days, well written by a man who had an interesting career. Highly recommended.
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