Energy from Muscles to Steam and Beyond

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Early Power

A series of technological spinoffs

A Silver Strike

Mine pumping problem

Scientific Spinoffs from the Mines

Mining districts of Saxony become world center for mining studies and geology

It is tragic that Beringer and Werner are most remembered for their mistakes because both made solid contributions to the geology of their day.

Saxony ore played a role in nuclear energy

Mine-pumping leads to steam power

James Watt, 1769

Need for light leads to other power sources

Early heat and light sources

Lime light and its spinoffs

Need for compact power sources

Steam mechanization leads to need for still smaller and more convenient power sources.

Electric power.

Internal combustion

The bicycle connection

General Themes

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Created 21 May 1997, Last Update 30 May 1997

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