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Hardcover Scientists and Swindlers: Consulting on Coal and Oil in America, 1820-1890 Book

ISBN: 0801890039

ISBN13: 9780801890031

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

(Part of the Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology Series)

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 from the shores of Nova Scotia to the coast of California and shows how their...

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