The New York Architect Volume 4

The New York Architect Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...the fermenting rooms. We are informed that about twenty-five years ago the process of necessary reduction of temperature went into operation by installing a plant for the conversion of liquid ammonia into gas. This gas, it seems, circulates through pipes and absorbs the W JULY, 1910 N0. 7 heat and returns condensed to be volatilized repeatedly. Before this process was adopted the brewers bought vast quantities of ice to attain the same object. Another writer instances a hypothetical community in Central Africa that had always protected itself against the lion, but never opposed the tiger. The former, he says, it invariably held at bay, but the latter it suffered to go lawless and effectively predatory. Dreadfully absurd and needless as this habit is he urges, the barbarians who surrendered to it were no more ridiculous than the most civlized nations are in successfully extinguishing cold and yet helplessly accepting heat. Another believes that the Madison Square Theatre did over twenty years ago pump coolness into its auditorium, and perhaps does now, but it was probably by an expensive process. What is generally wanted, however, is an apparatus which shall be "fooI-proof," and one that can be priced within easy reach and be made to fit all houses and public rooms where people in hot days assemble. Just think what this would mean for human comfort and for the saving of health and lives and of the power to work for all of us. All this sounds very delightful and plausible. When one comes to think of it, it is difficult to understand why humanity has always realized the need of mitigating the severity of climate that takes the form of cold, but for the most part still assumes the responsibility of not doing anything to temper...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838564
  • 9781236838568