James Harrison Book


James Harrison is AIRAH’s guiding light and the pioneer of mechanical refrigeration. HVAC&R owes much to his ingenuity.

For James Harrison Day on April 17, 2020, and coinciding with AIRAH’s Centenary year, we are pleased to offer free digital access to the book James Harrison ~ Pioneering Genius.

AIRAH is also collecting expressions of interest for hard copy orders. Please fill out this form if you would be interested in purchasing a printed copy of this book. Pricing is TBD. In filling out the form, you are not committing to purchasing a copy of the book – we are simply assessing interest at the moment.


James Harrison ~ Pioneering Genius

WR (Roy) Lang, 1982

Some said he was talented. Others said he was a genius. One man declared he was an epoch maker. All three were right.

Like the invention of the steam engine, refrigeration is one of the forces that has shaped our civilisation.



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