Air-Conditioning America: Engineers and the Controlled Environment, 1900-1960

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In this groundbreaking study, Gail Cooper shows that, from the outset, air conditioning has been the focus of conflict and controversy - well predating today's concerns about fluorocarbons and global warming. When at the turn of the century a technical elite of designers, inventors, and corporate pioneers launched this promising new technology, their ideas were challenged by workers, consumers, government regulators, business competitors, and rival professionals. Cooper describes the efforts of engineers to achieve ...

Air-Conditioning America: Engineers and the Controlled Environment, 1900-1960 2002, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801871139

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Air-Conditioning America: Engineers and the Controlled Environment, 1900-1960 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801857164

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