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Watt a legend!

Journal Article


Abstract


  • It would be no exaggeration to say that James Watt (1736–1819) is one of the most venerated of all the inventors and entrepreneurs of the Industrial Revolution. Especially lionized in his country of origin, Scotland, a complex web of myths have

    sprung up around him, some of which are grounded in reality, and many of which were actively cultivated by his family and admirers to promote his already considerable reputation after he died. In this new monograph, David Miller draws on more

    than 20 years of research into the life and times of the ‘great steamer’—as Watt became known to some in the nineteenth century—to paint a compelling and often intriguing portrait of this hero of the modern age.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Lucas, A. (2020). Watt a legend!. Metascience: an international review journal for the history, philosophy and social studies of science, 29 363-369.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 363

End Page


  • 369

Volume


  • 29

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • It would be no exaggeration to say that James Watt (1736–1819) is one of the most venerated of all the inventors and entrepreneurs of the Industrial Revolution. Especially lionized in his country of origin, Scotland, a complex web of myths have

    sprung up around him, some of which are grounded in reality, and many of which were actively cultivated by his family and admirers to promote his already considerable reputation after he died. In this new monograph, David Miller draws on more

    than 20 years of research into the life and times of the ‘great steamer’—as Watt became known to some in the nineteenth century—to paint a compelling and often intriguing portrait of this hero of the modern age.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Lucas, A. (2020). Watt a legend!. Metascience: an international review journal for the history, philosophy and social studies of science, 29 363-369.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 363

End Page


  • 369

Volume


  • 29

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands