glyph 23: james watt, andrew carnegie, biography, book, steam, industrial revolution, human virtue, scotland


James Watt, by Andrew Carnegie

published 1905

A biography of James Watt, an explorer of many things, and a great man. Among his many accomplishment was a great advance in the design and manufacture of steam engines.

This book is as much about the nature of human virtue as it is about technology and business, and provides much insight into the character of its author.

John Lienhard's history of Carnegie's biography of Watt:

Carnegie Looks at Watt, Episode 1296 of "Engines of Our Ingenuity":

The Lunar Society, Episode 168 of "Engines of Our Ingenuity":

How a Pope Contributed to the Development of the Steam Engine

vortex Watt : tool making & tool makers
entered before July 9, 2006; edited/updated November 26, 2016

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