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Introduction

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...“It’s lunchtime here in Stockholm. Let’s take a look at a random Swede’s fridge.” That particular Swede was named Heather Jonasson, and the fact that she had control of the official Twitter account of her entire country on February 24...

Waste and Wants

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... colder trash bins.”Jonathan Bloom quoted in Twilley, “What Do Chinese Dumplings.” Yet we still eat out of them. The way that our refrigerators have changed what we deem edible only compounds this problem. Have you ever sniffed something...

Conclusion

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...From the 1920s through the end of the twentieth century, the future of the household refrigerator looked a lot like its past. While these appliances had become increasingly sophisticated since they debuted, few of the changes were...

How to Make Your Refrigerator Stand Out

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... that number had increased to fifteen years.Rees, Refrigeration Nation, 167. Today, the average refrigerator will last between fourteen and seventeen years. Even then, many last far longer than that. Unable to manage successful planned...

How Refrigerators Work

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... call it an “icebox.”Much of the history covered in this chapter is recounted in greater detail in Jonathan Rees, Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances and Enterprise in America (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University...

Are the Benefits of Refrigeration Worth the Costs?

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Since a good refrigerant can absorb lots of heat, finding the best refrigerant became an important part of making the electric household refrigerator a viable commercial product. Many different substances can absorb heat well, but not all...

Freezing and Freezers

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ben Bradlee Jr.’s biography of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams begins with a horrifying scene that occurred shortly after the slugger’s death in 2002. Temporarily preserved by ice, Williams’ body traveled from where...