A New Perspective on Thermodynamics
The book adheres to a chronological development of the laws of thermodynamics as the inventors of those laws discovered them. This shows that "new" discoveries of non-optimal efficiencies are not new at all and have been analyzed by people like Lord Kelvin as far back as 1852 in his analysis of an unevenly heated body.
Reintroduces important, yet nearly forgotten, teachings of N.L. Sadi CarnotBrings the theory of thermodynamics up to the present time and indicates avenues of further developmentChronologically unravels the development of the principles of thermodynamics and how they were conceived by their discoverers