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Published by Published for the British Council by Longmans, Green & Company in London, New York [etc.] .
Written in English


  • Watt, James, 1736-1819.,
  • Steam-engines -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby H. W. Dickinson and H. P. Vowles.
SeriesScience in Britain
ContributionsVowles, Hugh Pembroke, joint author., British Council
LC ClassificationsTA140.W3 D49
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. l., 59, [1] p.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6468556M
LC Control Number44009344

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