Frozen Water Trade A True Story

ISBN-10: 0786886404
ISBN-13: 9780786886401
Edition: N/A
Authors: Gavin Weightman
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Description: In the tradition of "Cod" by Mark Kurlansky comes a remarkable book about a long-forgotten historical phenomenon that changed the world--the rise and fall of the natural ice industry in 19th-century North America. Two 8-page photo inserts.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 2/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In the tradition of "Cod" by Mark Kurlansky comes a remarkable book about a long-forgotten historical phenomenon that changed the world--the rise and fall of the natural ice industry in 19th-century North America. Two 8-page photo inserts.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Map
Introduction
The Frozen Assets of New England
Tropical Ice Creams
From the Icehouse to the Jailhouse
Exile in Havana
Sad Return from Savannah
The Crack-Up
The Cutting Edge of the Ice Trade
A Cool Cargo for Calcutta
The Ice Wagon Rolls on
Wenham Lake
Homage to the Ice King
After Tudor
Epilogue
Index

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