Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 18th Century

Synopsis

In over 60 alphabetical entries, Shectman examines at the tremendous scientific discoveries, inventions, and inquiries of the period. Familiar topics such as the steam engine and hot air balloon are covered, along with lesser-known topics such as the Watt copy press and Newton's experimentum crucis. A thorough discussion of each entry's scientific impact provides readers with an understanding of the lasting social and political importance of these advancements.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003