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Confronting the climate : British airs and the making of environmental medicine

Author: Vladimir Janković
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2010.
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the social origins of the Western preoccupation with health and environmental hazards. It looks at the rise of the dichotomy between the vulnerable "in" and the threatening "out" by examining the pathologies associated with weather, domestic space, ventilation, clothing, and travel in Britain at the turn of the 19th century.
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Janković, Vladimir, 1961-
Confronting the climate.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2010
(OCoLC)500819555
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Janković
ISBN: 9780230113466 023011346X 9781349289349 1349289345
OCLC Number: 703152810
Description: 1 online resource (x, 229 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Exposed and Vulnerable --
Cursed by Comfort --
Artificial Airs --
Intimate Climates --
The Choice of Air.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: Vladimir Janković.

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