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Introduction 3 Part One. Natural Philosophy 1. Natural Philosophers 17 2. Philosophies 23 3. Theories 49 Part Two. A Great Question 4. Historical Setting of Heat and Mechanics 81 5. Henry Cavendish's Researches 95 6. The Mechanical Theory of Heat 121 7. The Question 131 Appendix. Henry Cavendish's Manuscript on the Mechanical Theory of Heat Editorial Note 151 Preliminary Sketch of the Manuscript 153 Foul Copy of the Manuscript 154 Revised Copy of the Manuscript 176 Notes 195 Bibliography 233 Index 253Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Heat History 18th century, Physics Great Britain History 18th century, Cavendish, Henry, 1731-1810, Chemists Great Britain Biography