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Before the refrigerator : how we used to get ice

Author: Jonathan Rees
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: How things worked.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book considers the details of the technologies that made ice production, storage, and transportation possible, how the technologies that made up this system improved over time, and the many effects of these improvements on the people that benefited from these changes. While increased access to ice may seem like a small change to anyone who can get all the ice they want, anytime they want, just by opening their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rees
ISBN: 9781421424583 1421424584 9781421424590 1421424592
OCLC Number: 1019837619
Description: x, 121 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: How to harvest ice --
How to manufacture ice --
How ice (and the perishable food it preserved) made it to consumers --
How ice changed the American diet and American life --
How household refrigerators changed the ice market forever --
Conclusion: The inevitability of melting.
Series Title: How things worked.
Responsibility: Jonathan Rees, Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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