Air-conditioning America : engineers and the controlled environment, 1900-1960
Type de la ressource : Livres
Date : 1998-00-00
ISBN : 978-0-8018-7113-9
Description : 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. While a technical elite of designers, inventors, and corporate pioneers made a comprehensive plans for the new technology, their ideas were challenged by workers, consumers, government regulators, business competitors, and rival professionals.