Preface G. L. Parsons; Foreword Lady Parsons; Some personal reminiscences of Sir Charles Parsons Lord Rayleigh; Part I: 1. The compound steam turbine and its theory, as applied to the working of dynamo-electric machines; 2. The application of the compound steam turbine to the purpose of marine propulsion; 3. Presidential address to the Institution of Junior Engineers; 4. Motive power - high-speed navigation - steam turbines; 5. The steam turbine and its application to the propulsion of vessels; 6. Presidential address to the engineering section of the British Association, 1904; 7. The steam turbine; 8. The steam turbine on land and sea; 9. The expansive working of steam in steam turbines; 10. The application of the marine steam turbine and mechanical gearing to merchant ships; 11. Experiments on the compression of liquids at high pressures; 12. The steam turbine; 13. The marine steam turbine from 1894 to 1910; 14. Presidential address to the North-East Coast Institution; 15. Presidential address to the British Association, 1919; 16. The rise of motive power and the work of Joule; 17. Presidential address to the institute of physics; 18. Steam turbines; 19. Some investigations into the cause of erosion of the tubes of surface condensers; 20. Recent progress in steam turbine plant; Part II: 21. Experiments on carbon at high temperatures and under great pressures, and in contact with other substances; 22. Some notes on carbon at high temperatures and pressures; 23. Experiments on the artificial production of diamond; Part III: Appendix A. The Parsons auxetophone; Appendix B. Optical glass; Appendix C. List of papers; Index.
Originally published in 1934, this book contains papers written by Charles Algernon Parsons, inventor of the steam turbine.