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The age of smoke : environmental policy in Germany and the United States, 1880-1970

Author: Frank Uekötter
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009.
Series: History of the urban environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1880, coal was the primary energy source. Regions where coal was readily available, such as Ruhr Valley in Germany and western Pennsylvania in United States, witnessed exponential growth - yet  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Uekötter, Frank, 1970-
Age of smoke.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)794927929
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Uekötter
ISBN: 0822943646 9780822943648 0822960125 9780822960126
OCLC Number: 228363884
Description: viii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The age of smoke --
Modern times, modern problems : controlling smoke, 1880-1914 --
Pollutants and politics : air pollution control between the wars --
Beyond the pall of smoke --
Going local, going national : the postwar divergence of environmental policy --
Forerunners and pioneers --
Environmental revolutions and evolutions --
Conclusion : Was the environmental revolution necessary?
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Other Titles: Von der Rauchplage zur ökologischen Revolution.
Responsibility: Frank Uekoetter.
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