"In History of Artificial Cold, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Issues, editor Kostas Gavroglu has brought together a well-balanced and very readable collection of essays on the history of the investigation and use of 'cold.' ... the collection is well worth reading. ... As an instructor, I would certainly suggest it to a student as a starting point for more detailed research on the subject of cold in science and society." (Andrew Ede, Metascience, December, 2014)
Foreword.- About the Authors.- Table Of Contents.- The History of Artificial Cold -Historiographical issues; Kostas Gavroglu.- Investigating the Very Cold.- Early modern history of cold: Robert Boyle and the emergence of a new experimental field in 17th century experimental philosophy; Christiana Christopoulou.- James Dewar and the Road to the Liquefaction of Hydrogen; Sir John S. Rowlinson.- The cryogenic laboratory of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes: an early case of Big Science; Dirk van Delft.- Superconductivity-a challenge to modern physics; Christian Joas and Georges Waysand.- Superfluidity: how quantum mechanics became visible; Sebastien Balibar.- The physics of cold in the Cold War: "On-line computing" between the ICBM program and superconductivity; Johannes Knolle and Christian Joas.- Industries of Cold.- Domestic Ice-Making Machines 1830-1930; Simon Reif-Acherman.- Carl Linde and his relationship with Georges Claude: The cooperation between two independent inventors in cryogenics and its side effects; Hans-Liudger Dienel.- Meeting Artificial Cold: Expositions and Refrigeration, 1896-1937; Guillaume de Syon.- Consuming Cold.- The introduction of frozen foods in West Germany and its integration into the daily diet; Ulrike Thoms.- The Means of Modernization: Freezing Technologies and the Cultural Politics of Everyday Life, Norway 1940-1965; Terje Finstad.- The Invention of Refrigerated Transport and the Development of the International Dressed Meat Trade; Jonathan Rees.- 'Fresher than fresh'. Remarks on consumer attitudes towards the development of the Cold Chain in post-WWII Greece; Faidra Papanelopoulou.- Index.