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Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold
Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold Tom Shachtman 0618082395 9780618082391 In a sweeping yet concise scientific adventure story, Tom Shachtman takes us on a journey in which the extraordinary secrets of cold are teased apart and mastered, bringing
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Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold by Tom Shachtman

In a sweeping yet concise scientific adventure story, Tom Shachtman takes us on a journey in which the extraordinary secrets of cold are teased apart and mastered, bringing advances in civilization and comfort. Starting in the 1600s with an alchemists attempt to air-condition Westminster Abbey, the incredible story includes the invention of thermometers and scales, the sale of Walden Pond ice to tropical countries by nineteenth-century merchants, and the pursuit of absolute zero by scientists who competed with as much fervor as those racing to the poles.

Author: Tom Shachtman

Language: English

Edition: None

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 2000-12-12

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ISBN: 0618082395


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