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Salomon de Caux (Caus) (1576–1626) was a French engineer and physicist with an English education. He is renowned for his exposition Les Raisons des Forces Mouvantes avec Diverses Machines (1615), in which he describes some of the basic principles of the steam engine. De Caux also constructed one of the first solar devices: a solar engine. His device was made of glass lenses, a supporting frame, and an airtight metal vessel containing water and air. When the air is heated during operation, a small water fountain is produced.
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Cutler J. Cleveland (Lead Author);Tom Lawrence (Topic Editor) "Caux, Salomon de". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth August 28, 2006; Last revised Date August 28, 2006; Retrieved May 24, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Caux,_Salomon_de>