Chilled : how refrigeration changed the world, and might do so again
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London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015.
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Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction
621.5609 J144c
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272 pages ; 22 cm.
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9781472911438, 1472911431

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Includes bibliographical references (page [268]) and index.
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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 looks at early efforts to harness the cold at the ice pits of Persia (Iranians still call their fridges the "ice pit") 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. Refrigeration is needed to make soap, store penicillin, and without it, in vitro fertilization would be impossible. 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" --,provided by publisher.
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Jackson, T. (2015). Chilled: how refrigeration changed the world, and might do so again. London: Bloomsbury Sigma.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jackson, Tom, 1972-. 2015. Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World, and Might Do so Again. London: Bloomsbury Sigma.

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Jackson, Tom, 1972-, Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World, and Might Do so Again. London: Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015.

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Jackson, Tom. Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World, and Might Do so Again. London: Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015. Print.

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