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A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine

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New York: D. APPLETON & CO., 1, 3, & 5 Bond Street.

[Illustration: THE GRECIAN IDEA OF THE STEAM-ENGINE.]

THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SERIES.

A HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF THE STEAM-ENGINE.

BY

ROBERT H. THURSTON, A. M., C. E.,

PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PAST PRESIDENT AMERICAN SOCIETY MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, MEMBER OF SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, SOCIETE DES INGENIEURS CIVILS, VEREIN DEUTSCHE INGENIEURE, OESTERREICHISCHER INGENIEUR- UND ARCHITEKTEN-VEREIN; ASSOCIATE BRITISH INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS, ETC., ETC.

_SECOND REVISED EDITION._

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 1, 3, AND 5 BOND STREET. 1886.

COPYRIGHT, 1878, 1884, BY ROBERT H. THURSTON.

PREFACE.

This little work embodies the more generally interesting portions of lectures first written for delivery at the STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, in the winter of 1871-'72, to a mixed audience, composed, however, principally of engineers by profession, and of mechanics; it comprises, also, some material prepared for other occasions.

These lectures have been rewritten and considerably extended, and have been given a form which is more appropriate to this method of presentation of the subject. The account of the gradual development of the philosophy of the steam-engine has been extended and considerably changed, both in arrangement and in method. That part in which the direction of improvement during the past history of the steam-engine, the course which it is to-day taking, and the direction and limitation of that improvement in the future, are traced, has been somewhat modified to accord with the character of the revised work.


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