Air-Conditioning America: Engineers And The Controlled Environment, 1900-1960 (Johns Hopkins Studies In The History Of Technology)
Publish Date: 2002-08-01
Author: Gail Cooper
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In this groundbreaking study, Gail Cooper shows that, from the outset, air conditioning has been the focus of conflict and controversywell 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.