A new book on the life of inventor James Watt is being published next month.
“The Power to change the world: James Watt (1736-1819) A Life in 50 Objects”, edited by Malcolm Dick and Kate Croft, is out on May 10.
Publishers History West Midlands say the book charts a “fascinating, complicated and iconic figure”.
You can find out more about the book at two Scottish launch events:
- “Watt A Celebration” – at the Trades Hall in Glasgow on Friday, May 31; plus
- a free talk and book signing with author Malcolm Dick in Greenock on Saturday, June 1.
A spokesperson for Inverclyde Council – organising the Greenock event at the town’s Beacon Arts Centre – said: “Spaces are limited so they must be booked through eventbrite.com. Tea and coffee will be served, then Dr Malcolm Dick, OBE, will give a short talk followed by questions and a book signing. The book is available to pre-order from www.historywm.com and will be available to buy on the day.”
The cover of the new book “The Power to Change The World: James Watt (1736-1819) A Life In 50 Objects”