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Scientists and Swindlers: Consulting on Coal and Oil in America, 1820–1890

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In this impressively researched and highly original work, Paul Lucier explains how science became an integral part of American technology and industry in the nineteenth century. Scientists and Swindlers introduces us to a new service of professionals: the consulting scientists. Lucier follows these entrepreneurial men of science on their wide-ranging commercial engagements ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published November 20th 2008 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published 2008)
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