Hardback The most powerful idea in the world : a story of steam, industry and invention / William Rosen.
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780224082259 (hbk.) : 0224082256 (hbk.) :
Some days change the world. Monday, July 25, 1698 was one of them. In London, a clerk at the Great Seal Patent Office granted patent number 356 and steam power was born. But why did steam power happen when it did? And why was it Great Britain and her onetime North American colonies that staked out a technical and commercial lead?
xxv, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.