New IIR publication: Serving the Needs of Mankind: a History of Refrigeration

This 40-minute DVD produced for the 21 st IIR International Congress of Refrigeration held in Washington DC in August 2003 retraces the history of refrigeration from prehistoric times to today and touches on future challenges and potential developments. It provides a comprehensive review of key developments in refrigeration and air conditioning, describes the achievements of major pioneers and technological breakthroughs in a huge range of applications, including food preservation, transport and storage; domestic refrigeration and comfort; medicine; animal husbandry; space; cryogenic cooling; heat pumps; and energy efficiency. Lively narration, music and colourful images make it a valuable teaching tool. To order: Price: 27 euros (23 euros for members).