Air-conditioning America : engineers and the controlled environment, 1900-1960 /

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Author / Creator:Cooper, Gail, 1954-
Imprint:Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1998.
Description:x, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology ; new ser., no. 23.
Subject:Air conditioning -- United States -- History.
Air conditioning.
United States.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3055403
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ISBN:0801857163 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1. It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity
  • Ch. 2. Custom Production, Industrial Processing, and Engineering Guarantees
  • Ch. 3. Defining the Healthy Indoor Environment, 1904-1929
  • Ch. 4. Motion-Picture Theaters, Human Comfort, and Recirculation, 1911-1930
  • Ch. 5. Mass Production, the Residential Market, and the Window Air Conditioner, 1928-1940
  • Ch. 6. From a Luxury to a Necessity, 1942-1960
  • Ch. 7. Consumers and Air Conditioning.