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Author Rees, Jonathan, 1966-

Title Refrigeration nation : a history of ice, appliances, and enterprise in America / Jonathan Rees
Published Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Series Studies in industry and society
Studies in industry and society.
Contents Introduction: The Cold Chain -- Inventing the Cold Chain, 1806-1880 -- The Long Wait for Mechanical Refrigeration, 1850-1910 -- The Decline of the Natural Ice Industry, 1880-1910 -- Refrigerated Transport Near and Far -- The Pleasures and Perils of Cold Storage -- "Who Ever Heard of an American Without an Icebox?" -- The Early Days of Electric Household Refrigeration -- The Completion of the Modern Cold Chain, 1930-Present -- Conclusion: Refrigeration, Capitalism and the Environment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cold storage industry -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History.
Cold storage industry -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Cold storage industry -- United States -- History.
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History.
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery -- United States -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421411075 (electronic)
9781421411071 (electronic)