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Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy$
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Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.001.0001

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Kelvin and Engineering

Kelvin and Engineering

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(p.140) 9 Kelvin and Engineering
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Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy
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Bernard Crossland

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the achievements of Lord Kelvin as one of the great engineers of the 19th century. Topics discussed include his interest in laying a transatlantic telegraph cable, his contributions to marine technology, and his invention of the heat pump.

Keywords:   engineer, Lord Kelvin, telegraph cable, marine technology, heat pump

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