Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything

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Index
21 Club, 175
30 St Mary Axe, 246, 248
40 Wall Street, 170
400 Park Avenue
1893 World’s Fair (Chicago), 56–57; Glacier Fountains, 57; Ice Railway, 57n; Krupp Gun Exhibit, 56–57
1904 World’s Fair (St. Louis), 70–71, 104; New York to the North Pole, 71
1929 World’s Fair (Barcelona), 145
1933 World’s Fair (Chicago), 151, 162, 181, 182; Dymaxion Car, 162, 162n, 188; Frigidaire House, 151; House of Tomorrow, 151, 153; Masonite House, 151; Official Guide Book, 151
1939–40 World’s Fair (New York), 162n, 175, 181–182, 208; Carrier Igloo of Tomorrow, 175–176; General Motors Futurama, 162n; television debut, 208
1964–65 World’s Fair (New York), 226
1982 World’s Fair (Knoxville), 241
“A/C Pee,” 2
Ackermann, Marsha, 141, 224
Act One, 121
“advertising air,” 119, 223
Air and Ventilation of Subways, The, 85
Air-Conditioned Nightmare, 224
“air conditioning” (phrase), 92
air-conditioning equipment and methods: absorption chiller, 246; Apparatus for Cooling, Purifying and Drying Air (see also Nevo), 72, 73, 95, 240; Apparatus for Treating Air (see Carrier, Willis); Barry’s Ventilating and Cooling Apparatus, 157; and beds, 3, 36, 37, 151–153, 152, 163; and blackouts or power outages, 228, 230, 234, 253–254; central, 99, 172, 175, 179, 180, 181, 182, 187, 191–192, 193, 195, 197, 198, 200, 214, 224, 229, 238; console, 151, 152, 179; Dessicant Enhanced eVaporative air conditioner (DEVap), 241, 242; district cooling, 247; and electrical demand, 1, 100, 145, 198, 228, 230–231, 232, 233, 238, 240, 241, 247, 253, 254; electronic (see thermoelectric); geothermal, 238, 247; Improved Air Cooling Apparatus, 50; Scotch Webbing Evaporator, 155; solarpowered, 241–242, 247; as status symbol, 143, 176–178, 178, 187, 193, 197, 214, 220, 221, 230, 251; storedice cooling, 247; thermal compressor, 242; thermoacoustic, 240; thermoelectric, 198, 240; waterfilled chilled ceiling, 246; window, 1, 2, 151, 179, 194, 195, 197–198, 224. See also evaporative cooler; ice; room cooler
air-conditioning manufacturers and models: Amana, 1; Carrier (see Carrier, Willis); Chrysler Airtemp, 152, 215, 219, 220; Crane, 151;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1- Ice, Air, and Crowd Poison 5
  • 2- The Wondrous Comfort of Ammonia 41
  • 3- For Paper, Not People 88
  • 4- Coolth- Everybody’s Doing It 104
  • 5- Big Ideas. Bold Concepts. Bad Timing 143
  • 6- From Home Front to Each Home 181
  • 7- The Unnecessary, Unhealthy Luxury (That No One Would Give Up) 222
  • Conclusion 251
  • Notes 257
  • Bibliography 259
  • Index 267
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