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Steam Power and Mill Work

Nature volume 52, pages 218219 | Download Citation



THE Specialist Series of technical books is well known and appreciated; many subjects are admirably treated by well-known authors. The present volume, of some 800 pages, is no exception to this rule, and it fully maintains the high character of the series. In the preface we are told that this work aims at giving an account of modern practice for the consideration of those interested in the manufacture, control, and operation of boilers, engines, and mill work, also of the leading principles and calculations affecting such work, most of the subject-matter being based upon the personal experience of the author. Useful information has also been obtained from the minutes of proceedings of the leading technical societies and from various journals, adding considerably to the value of the book. Taken as a whole, this work will be of much use to steam users, particularly those employing steam power extensively with much machinery in operation.

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