ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Technology / History

Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again

| £16.66 | €18.73 | Ca$27.02 | Au$26.67
by Tom Jackson
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again by Tom Jackson

The refrigerator. This white box that sits in the kitchen may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of 20th century science ? life-saver, food-preserver and social liberator, while the science of refrigeration is crucial, not just in transporting food around the globe but in a host of branches on the scientific tree. Refrigerators, refrigeration and its discovery and applications provides the remarkable and eye-opening backdrop to Chilled, the story of how science managed to rewrite the rules of food, and how the technology whirring behind every refrigerator is at play, unseen, in a surprisingly broad sweep of modern life.

Part historical narrative, part scientific mystery-lifter, Chilled looks at the ice-pits of Persia (Iranians still call their fridge the 'ice-pit'), reports on a tug of war between 16 horses and the atmosphere, bears witness to ice harvests on the Regents Canal, and shows how bleeding sailors demonstrated to ship's doctors that heat is indestructible, featuring a cast of characters such as the Ice King of Boston, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and the ostracised son of a notorious 18th-century French traitor. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for making it, with these first used in earnest to chill Australian lager. The principles behind those white boxes in the kitchen remain the same today, but refrigeration is not all about food ? for example, a refrigerator is needed to make soap, penicillin or orange squash; without it, IVF would be impossible.

Refrigeration technology has also been crucial in some of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last 100 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 f

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 766563

Ebook Details
Pages: 288
Size: 465 KB
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781472911421 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Science
Nonfiction > Science > History
Nonfiction > Technology > History

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature > Zoology
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Reptiles & Amphibians
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Marine Life
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Insects, Spiders, etc.
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature > Environmental Conservation & Protection
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Cats
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Fishes
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Mammals
Nonfiction > Science > Experiments & Projects
Nonfiction > Science > Molecular Physics
Nonfiction > Science
Nonfiction > Science > History
Nonfiction > Technology > History
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals > Birds

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016