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Overview

Refrigerator by Jonathan Rees

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

It may be responsible for a greater improvement in human diet and longevity than any other technology of the last two thousand years-but have you ever thought seriously about your refrigerator? That box humming in the background displays more than you might expect, even who you are and the society in which you live. Jonathan Rees examines the past, present, and future of the household refrigerator with the aim of preventing its users from ever taking it for granted again. No mere container for cold Cokes and celery stalks, the refrigerator acts as a mirror-and what it reflects is chilling indeed.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628924329
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/24/2015
Series: Object Lessons Series
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 1,286,835
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: How Refrigerators Work
Chapter Two: How to Make Your Refrigerator Stand Out
Chapter Three: Are the Benefits of Refrigeration Worth the Costs?
Chapter Four: Waste and Wants
Chapter Five: Freezing and Freezers
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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