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Dickinson, H. W. (Henry Winram) 1870-1952

Overview
Works: 62 works in 362 publications in 5 languages and 3,294 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TA140.W3, 926.2
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Most widely held works about H. W Dickinson
 
Most widely held works by H. W Dickinson
James Watt, craftsman & engineer by H. W Dickinson( Book )

56 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the steam engine by H. W Dickinson( Book )

46 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Short History of the Steam Engine, first published in 1939, remains one of the most readable and clear explanations of the topic for the non-specialist. H. W. Dickinson limits himself to stationary engines and boilers, and only touches on the beginnings of locomotive and marine engines. He puts the stages of development in their context, showing how economic and social factors were involved in the evolution of the steam engine. The illustrations are plentiful and the text, while technical, never becomes impenetrable. The successive improvements to the simple engines of the seventeenth century, as new materials or purposes arose, are developed chapter by chapter to the twentieth century. Each engineer was building on the work of his predecessors, rather than there being any single inventor of genius. Dickinson also wrote biographies of key figures of the Industrial Revolution, which are being reissued in this series
Robert Fulton, engineer and artist; his life and works by H. W Dickinson( Book )

25 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of "Robert Fulton: Engineer and Artist," by H.W. Dickinson. Offers biographical information on American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton (1765-1815). Discusses the birth and boyhood of Fulton, his projects for marine propulsion, his activity in steam navigation, torpedo experiments, steam war ships, and steamboat design and construction
Matthew Boulton by H. W Dickinson( Book )

20 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1939 work gives deserved recognition to the achievements of the engineer and businessman Matthew Boulton. Boulton's importance has generally been overshadowed by that of his partner James Watt, but he was a significant figure in his own right, particularly in relation to the Soho Foundry and his production of coins and medals. He belonged to a network of highly significant men of the period, including Josiah Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin and Benjamin Franklin, and was a founding member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham. An engineer by profession, H. W. Dickinson researched widely, and published highly readable works on the history of the steam engine, Watt, and Trevithick, also reissued in this series. He succeeds in producing a work which appeals to the scientist, the historian and the general reader, without feeling obliged to over-simplify the technical details
James Watt and the steam engine : the memorial volume prepared for the Committee of the Watt Centenary Commemoration at Birmingham 1919 by H. W Dickinson( Book )

29 editions published between 1919 and 1989 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Trevithick, the engineer and the man by H. W Dickinson( Book )

22 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the centenary of Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) H. W Dickinson and Arthur Titley published a fascinating book on the engineer and his work. They succeed in producing a work which appeals to the scientist, the historian and the general reader, without feeling obliged to over-simplify the technical details. Today best remembered for his early railway locomotive, Trevithick worked on a wide range of projects, including mines, mills, dredging machinery, a tunnel under the Thames, military engineering, and prospecting in South America. The book and other centenary activities helped to restore Trevithick's rather neglected reputation as a pioneering engineer of the Industrial Revolution, although his difficult personality and financial failures caused him to be overshadowed by his contemporaries such as Robert Stephenson and James Watt. The book places his achievements in their historical context, and contains many illustrations of his inventions
James Watt and the industrial revolution by H. W Dickinson( Book )

28 editions published between 1943 and 1954 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Samuel Morland : diplomat and inventor, 1625-1695 by H. W Dickinson( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garret workshop of James Watt by H. W Dickinson( Book )

26 editions published between 1929 and 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the civil and mechanical engineering designs, 1741-1792, of John Smeaton, F.R.S., preserved in the library of the Royal Society by Newcomen Society (Great Britain)( Book )

8 editions published in 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cornish engine; a chapter in the history of steam power by H. W Dickinson( Book )

3 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the collections in the Science museum, South Kensington, with descriptive and historical notes and illustrations. Stationary engines by Science Museum (Great Britain)( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Newcomen, engineer : 1663-1729 by H. W Dickinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of history in engineering education by H. W Dickinson( Book )

4 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical history of the Old Testament by Richard Simon( )

1 edition published in 1682 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Watt y la revolución industrial by H. W Dickinson( Book )

4 editions published in 1944 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official illustrated guide to the Midland Great Western, and Dublin and Drogheda Railways : via London and North-Western Railway, with a description of Dublin ... by George S Measom( Book )

2 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A short history of the steam engine
Alternative Names
Dickinson, H. W.

Dickinson, Henry W.

Dickinson, Henry Winram

Dickinson, Henry Winram 1870-1952

ディキンソン, H. W.

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Robert Fulton, engineer and artist; his life and worksRichard Trevithick, the engineer and the man