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Cool : How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.

Author: Salvatore Basile
Publisher: Bronx : Fordham University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A narrative history of the development of air conditioning from its beginnings to its current state, with an emphasis on its reception by members of the public.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Basile, Salvatore.
Cool : How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.
Bronx : Fordham University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salvatore Basile
ISBN: 9780823261796 0823261794
OCLC Number: 923764488
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Introduction 1. Ice, Air, and Crowd Poison 2. The Wondrous Comfort of Ammonia 3. For Paper, Not People 4. Coolth: Everybody's Doing It 5. Big Ideas. Bold Concepts. Bad Timing. 6. From Home Front to Each Home 7. The Unnecessary, Unhealthy Luxury (that No One would Give Up)

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