The Ice House Book
Score: 3
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The Ice House


  • Author : Minette Walters
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-12-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330528719

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The Ice House Excerpt :

Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey Award for best first novel, The Ice House is the mystery thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. It was evident, if there were no other entrance to the ice house, that the body had at some point traversed this thorny barrier . . . The big question was, how long ago? How long had that nightmare been there? The people of Streech village had never trusted the three women living up at the Grange – not since Phoebe Maybury's husband suddenly, inexplicably, vanished. Ten years later a corpse is discovered in the grounds and Phoebe's nightmare begins. For once they have identified the body the police are determined to charge her with murder . . .

Ice Houses Book

Ice Houses


  • Author : Alireza Dehghani-Sanij
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128222768

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Ice Houses Excerpt :

Ice-Houses: Energy, Architecture and Sustainability presents new and novel technologies and approaches surrounding daily and seasonal ice storage, along with discussions on passive cooling and natural technologies using different methods, including heat pumps. The book covers different aspects of ice-houses and cold energy production, storage and utilization. By addressing various issues connected to the technology and structure of traditional ice-houses and natural and artificial ice making, this refences looks at new technological approaches for the reduction of electrical energy consumption in buildings. Users will find this to be a comprehensive overview of ice house storage that includes worked examples and global case studies. It is an essential resource for researchers and engineers looking to advance their understanding of this method of thermal storage. Includes worked examples which calculate and determine the amounts of different parameters to help better understand the problem-solving process Provides a comprehensive literature review on the history and architecture of ice-houses, along with different ice production and storage methods Contains recent developments related to cold energy production and storage through ice making to reduce electricity demand

Ice Houses Book

Ice Houses


  • Author : Alireza Dehghani-Sanij
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128222751

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Ice Houses Excerpt :

Ice-Houses: Energy, Architecture and Sustainability presents new and novel technologies and approaches surrounding daily and seasonal ice storage, along with discussions on passive cooling and natural technologies using different methods, including heat pumps. The book covers different aspects of ice-houses and cold energy production, storage and utilization. By addressing various issues connected to the technology and structure of traditional ice-houses and natural and artificial ice making, this refences looks at new technological approaches for the reduction of electrical energy consumption in buildings. Users will find this to be a comprehensive overview of ice house storage that includes worked examples and global case studies. It is an essential resource for researchers and engineers looking to advance their understanding of this method of thermal storage. Includes worked examples which calculate and determine the amounts of different parameters to help better understand the problem-solving process Provides a comprehensive literature review on the history and architecture of ice-houses, along with different ice production and storage methods Contains recent developments related to cold energy production and storage through ice making to reduce electricity demand

The Ice House Book
Score: 4
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The Ice House


  • Author : Laura Lee Smith
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802189318

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The Ice House Excerpt :

“A thought-provoking multinational tale . . . [that] will challenge your crime solving skills and teach you lots about the Scottish Highlands.” —The St. Augustine Record From a writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls), The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord. Johnny MacKinnon might be on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he married into, which he’s run for decades, is facing devastating OSHA fines following a mysterious accident and may have to close. The only hope for Johnny’s livelihood is that someone in the community saw something, but no one seems to be coming forward. He hasn’t spoken to his son Corran back in Scotland since Corran’s heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to the breaking point. And now, after a collapse on the factory floor, it appears Johnny may have a brain tumor. Johnny’s been ordered to take it easy, but in some ways, he thinks, what’s left to lose? This may be his last chance to bridge the gap with Corran—and to have any sort of relationship with the baby granddaughter he’s never met. “Smith weaves their stories expertly, moving from Jacksonville to Scotland and back, from another disaster to a laugh-out-loud moment. Her tenderness toward her characters and subtle understanding of class differences in American society are reminiscent of such novelists as Richard Russo and Jennifer Egan, but this heartbreaking, heartwarming novel is an original.”—Tampa Bay Times “A beautiful character-driven novel.”—Indie Picks Magazine

Ice Houses of Iran Book

Ice Houses of Iran


  • Author : Hemming Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Mazda Pub
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1568592698

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Ice Houses of Iran Excerpt :

The traditional Persian ice houses were built at villages on the perimeter of the large deserts on the Central Plateau. Their cone-shaped domes, up to 20 meters high, consisted of mud and mud bricks from the excavation of the deep ice pits protected by the domes. The ice houses served as reservoirs that stored blocks of ice in the winter for further use in the summer. The ice was either hauled in from nearby mountains or produced in open basins at the ice house site. Such local ice production plants were typically supplied with fresh water from qanats, the ingenious water supply tunnels, that brought water for human settlements and irrigation from the distant mountains. The ice houses, whose origin is believed to go back more than 2000 years, gradually became obsolete with the advent of electricity and the introduction of the refrigerators to the households. Because they were made of perishable materials, most of the ice houses have disappeared and the rest are facing a grim future. In this book, Dr. Jorgensen, has made a remarkable effort in cataloguing still remaining ice houses and in the process has found other ice houses that are shaped differently. He has developed a typology, described and analyzed the layouts, shapes, dimensions, construction methods, materials, reinforcements, and decorations. He has also studied the operations and origins, and analyzed the preservation aspects. This book describes the first ever comprehensive study of the ice houses of Iran.

Who Owns the Ice House  Book

Who Owns the Ice House


  • Author : Clifton L. Taulbert
  • Publisher : Eli Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 0971305919

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Who Owns the Ice House Excerpt :

Drawing on the entrepreneurial life lessons that Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert learned from his Uncle Cleve, the author chronicles Taulbert's journey from life in the Mississippi Delta at the height of legal segregation to being recognized by Time magazine as "one of our nation's most outstanding emerging entrepreneurs." Original.

Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings Book

Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings


  • Author : Thomas Durant Visser
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 0874517710

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Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings Excerpt :

A generously illustrated handbook for identifying and understanding structures that symbolize the region's unique cultural and historical landscape.

The Ice houses of Britain Book

The Ice houses of Britain


  • Author : Sylvia P. Beamon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:31911950

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The Ice houses of Britain Excerpt :

This illustrated study places ice-houses in an historical context from earliest times until the present day. The text concentrates in particular on British designs, which are compared with similar structures around the world.

Pocket Guide to Best Texas Ice Houses Book

Pocket Guide to Best Texas Ice Houses


  • Author : Brad Cornell
  • Publisher : Cashman Dudley
  • Release Date : 1998-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 0884151352

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Pocket Guide to Best Texas Ice Houses Excerpt :

Discover the neighborhood bar -- Texan-style. It's the private club of the working class, where you can drop in and out throughout the day, read the paper, cash a check, get your car fixed, and more -- without ever having to leave the comfort of your barstool, or in the case of a Texas icehouse, a kitchen chair. This colorful guide describes the history, uniqueness, and amenities of the best icehouses in the state. Handy maps, telephone numbers, and insightful observations will help you find and choose the best one for you.

Industrial Refrigeration Book

Industrial Refrigeration


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre: Cold storage
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435062883277

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Icehouses Book

Icehouses


  • Author : Tim Buxbaum
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-10
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780747815044

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Icehouses Excerpt :

Often hidden away or incorporated into other architectural features, icehouses are a largely forgotten part of our heritage. As winters warmed through the nineteenth century, and supplies of natural ice declined, the development of artificial refrigeration made redundant these curious buildings – often status symbols in themselves – which had been designed to store winter snow and ice into the summer. Icehouses allowed perishables to be preserved, chilled delicacies to be enjoyed, and fevers to be relieved – and on a commercial scale they fed an international trade that carried snow from mountain peaks and ice from frozen lakes to supply the needs of industry, markets and householders. In this illustrated introduction, Tim Buxbaum explains how icehouses developed; how, when and where they were built; and how they operated, including a chapter on icehouses from around the world.

Technology and the Big House in Ireland  C  1800 c  1930 Book

Technology and the Big House in Ireland C 1800 c 1930


  • Author : Charles John Thomas Carson
  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604976359

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Technology and the Big House in Ireland C 1800 c 1930 Excerpt :

By the beginning of the nineteenth century, over ninety-five percent of all the productive land in Ireland was in the hands of Anglo-Irish landowners. They lived in the 'big houses', some of which still exist today, resplendent within their walled estates. Many others are now only gaunt ruins silhouetted against somber Irish skies, victims of 'the troubles' in the 1920s. There is a continuing fascination with the history of the big house in Ireland. Much of this interest stems from the Anglo-Irish living in places apart, in their estates, often in remote areas of an undeveloped and hostile land. Part of the appeal is in the characters, neither wholly English nor Irish, who made up this landowning class in Ireland. However, another part, largely ignored until this study, is how many of these landowners not only met these challenges but achieved remarkable levels of self-sufficiency. It was their exploitation of technology that hugely bolstered their status and independence and enabled them to lead an exotic lifestyle in Ireland. Although much has been written regarding the social and political history of the Anglo-Irish in Ireland, little research has been conducted into the practical problems of living there. At a time when there were few roads, no railways, and sailing ships were the unreliable connection with England, existence might have been very basic indeed. Charles Carson uncovers and explains in simple terms the technologies employed, to not only make life bearable, but in some case to become a triumph over seemingly impossible odds. An appreciation of this background helps to explain the sense of status and independence that emanates from the big house in Ireland until their demise in the late twentieth century. Interdisciplinary investigative methods were used in this work. These included extensive archival research of estate papers throughout Ireland; fieldwork involving examination and photography of still-extant big house technology; and the use of publ

Environmental History of the Hudson River Book

Environmental History of the Hudson River


  • Author : Robert E. Henshaw
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438440279

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Environmental History of the Hudson River Excerpt :

Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.