Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,436 pages of information and 245,908 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Joseph Black

From Graces Guide
Dr. Joseph Black

Joseph Black (April 16, 1728 - December 6, 1799) was a Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide.

He was a founder of thermochemistry who developed many pre-thermodynamics concepts, such as heat capacity, and was the mentor for James Watt.

The chemistry buildings at both the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow are named after him.

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