Ice!: The Amazing History of the Ice Business - Laurence Pringle

Step back to 1830 and imagine a world where keeping milk and other perishables cool and fresh year-round was dependent upon the arrival of the ice man and his wagon. In his examination of Ice! The Amazing History of the Ice Business (Boyds Mills, $17.95), Lawrence Pringle focuses on the locations of major "natural ice boxes" in the United States and the key inventions that made refrigeration possible even for people living in the desert. This absorbing piece of American history is documented with primary sources, archival photographs, advertisements, and postcards that will astonish a generation for which refrigeration is only in doubt during power outages. Ages 9-12. - Mary Alice Garber
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ISBN: 9781590788011
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Calkins Creek - October 1st, 2012