Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold

Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold

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In a sweeping yet marvelously concise history, Tom Shachtman ushers us into a world in which scientists tease apart the all-important secrets of cold. Readers take an extraordinary trip, starting in the 1600s with an alchemist's air conditioning of Westminster Abbey and scientists' creation of thermometers. Later, while entrepreneurs sold Walden Pond ice to tropical countries -- packed in "high-tech" sawdust -- researchers pursued absolute zero and interpreted their… (more)

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Publisher: Mariner Books (December 12, 2000)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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