History of Artificial Cold, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Issues

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ISBN: 978-94-007-7198-7 (Print) 978-94-007-7199-4 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-17

    Historiographical Issues in the History of Cold

  3. Investigating the Very Cold

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-51

      Early Modern History of Cold: Robert Boyle and the Emergence of a New Experimental Field in Seventeenth Century Experimental Philosophy

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      Pages 53-64

      James Dewar and His Route to the Liquefaction of Hydrogen

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      Pages 65-81

      The Cryogenic Laboratory of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes: An Early Case of Big Science

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      Pages 83-92

      Superconductivity—A Challenge to Modern Physics

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      Pages 93-117

      Superfluidity: How Quantum Mechanics Became Visible

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      Pages 119-132

      The Physics of Cold in the Cold War—“On-Line Computing” Between the ICBM Program and Superconductivity

  4. Industries of Cold

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133

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      Pages 135-170

      Domestic Ice-Making Machines 1830–1930

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      Pages 171-188

      Carl Linde and His Relationship with Georges Claude: The Cooperation Between Two Independent Inventors in Cryogenics and Its Side Effects

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      Pages 189-198

      Meeting Artificial Cold: Expositions and Refrigeration, 1896–1937

  5. Consuming Cold

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

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      Pages 201-229

      The Introduction of Frozen Foods in West Germany and Its Integration into the Daily Diet

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      Pages 231-249

      The Means of Modernization, Freezing Technologies and the Cultural Politics of Everyday Life, Norway 1940–1965

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      Pages 251-265

      The Invention of Refrigerated Transport and the Development of the International Dressed Meat Trade

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      Pages 267-280

      ‘Fresher than Fresh’. Consumer Attitudes Towards the Development of the Cold Chain in Post-2WW Greece

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 281-288