By Tom Shachtman
Combining technological know-how, historical past, and experience, Tom Shachtman “holds the reader’s cognizance with the ability of a novelist” as he chronicles the tale of people’ four-centuries-long quest to grasp the secrets and techniques of chilly (Scientific American).
“A disarming portrait of a phenomenal, ferocious, world-ending extreme,” Absolute 0 and the Conquest of Cold demonstrates how temperature technology produced incredible clinical insights and functions that experience revolutionized civilization (Kirkus Reviews). It additionally illustrates how clinical development, fueled by way of fortuitous discoveries and the efforts of decided participants, has allowed humans to conform to—and change—the environments during which they stay and paintings, shaping man’s very realizing of, and courting, with the world.
This “truly remarkable ebook” was once tailored into an acclaimed documentary underwritten by way of the nationwide technology origin and the Alfred P. Sloan origin, directed by way of British Emmy Award winner David Dugan, and aired at the BBC and PBS’s Nova in 2008 (Library Journal).
“An soaking up account to cool out with.” —Booklist
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