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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Sigma
Publication date October 4, 2016
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781472911445
ISBN-10 147291144X
Dimensions 0 by 5.08 by 7.80 in.
Original list price $17.00
Other format details sci/tech
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The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science--lifesaver, food preserver, social liberator. Part historical narrative, part scientific decoder, CHILLED recounts early efforts to harness the cold at the ice pits of Persia and ice harvests on the Regents Canal. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for producing it on demand. The discovery of refrigeration and its applications features a cast of characters that includes the Ice King of Boston, Galileo, Francis Bacon, an expert on gnomes, a magician who chilled a cathedral, a Renaissance duke addicted to iced eggnog, and a Bavarian nobleman from New England.

Refrigeration technology has been crucial in some of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last one hundred years, from the discovery of superconductors to the search for the Higgs boson. And the fridge will still be pulling the strings behind the scenes as teleporters and intelligent-computer brains turn our science-fiction vision of the future into fact.



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from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (September 22, 2015)
9781472911438 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $27.00
About: The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science--lifesaver, food preserver, social liberator.
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9781472911445 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $17.00
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