How Invention Begins ch. 5

We start this chapter still in the world of the scientists--they are looking to understand principles.  What are the rewards for making a scientific discovery?
Who gets the credit?  Traditionally the scientist, not his assistants (even if they were scientists themselves)
Papin's steam digester
Papin's steam digester
Denis Papin
Many scientists and inventors were members of religious minorities because most professions were closed to them

Now we will move from science to technology

n industrial revolution is a fundamental economic change:


  the first iron bridge, Coalbrookedale

The early practical steam engines are all atmospheric engines
Early Steam Engines:

  Watt Engine

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