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The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present

The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present (Paperback)

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Immersed in their on-demand, highly consumptive, and disposable lifestyles, most urban Americans take for granted the technologies that provide them with potable water, remove their trash, and process their wastewater. These vital services, however, are the byproduct of many decades of development by engineers, sanitarians, and civic planners.In "The Sanitary City", Martin V. Melosi assembles a comprehensive, thoroughly researched and referenced history of sanitary services in urban America. He examines the evolution of water supply, sewage systems, and solid waste disposal during three distinct eras: The Age of Miasmas (pre-1880); The Bacteriological Revolution (1880-1945); and The New Ecology (1945 to present-day).Originally published in 2000, this abridged edition includes updated text and bibliographic materials. "The Sanitary City" is an essential resource for those interested in environmental history, environmental engineering, science and technology, urban studies, and public health.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesEnergy industries & utilitiesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesTechnicalEnvironmental science, engineering & technologySanitary & municipal engineering Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press Publication Date: 01/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9780822959830  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 20/10/2017.  

Martin V. Melosi is Distinguished University Professor of History and director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast; Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform, and the Environment; and Effluent America: Cities, Industry, Energy, and the Environment.

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