Sir Clement Clerke and the Adoption of Coal in Metallurgy

  title={Sir Clement Clerke and the Adoption of Coal in Metallurgy},
  author={Peter W. King},
  journal={Transactions of the Newcomen Society},
  pages={33 - 52}
  • P. King
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • History
  • Transactions of the Newcomen Society
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