The steam engine and what it needs
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Dugan, D. (2004). The steam engine and what it needs [Video file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/686
Simon Schaffer explains that to produce an effective steam engine you do not just need specific inventions, such as the separate condenser of James Watt, but also skills from clockworking, distillation, metal working and so on. Then the steam power itself improved the metal boring which fed back into better steam engines.
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