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Inventing pollution : coal, smoke, and culture in Britain since 1800

Author: Peter Thorsheim
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2006.
Series: Ohio University Press series in ecology and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains that, for much of the nineteenth century, few people in Britain even considered coal smoke to be pollution. This book examines the understanding of pollution that emerged in the late  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Thorsheim, Peter.
Inventing pollution.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607722295
Online version:
Thorsheim, Peter.
Inventing pollution.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)626587609
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thorsheim
ISBN: 0821416804 9780821416808 0821416812 9780821416815
OCLC Number: 62089879
Description: xii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Coal, smoke, and history --
The miasma era --
Pollution redefined --
The balance of nature --
Pollution and civilization --
Degeneration and eugenics --
Environmental activism --
Regulating pollution --
Pollution displacement --
Death comes from the air --
Smokeless zones --
Reinventing pollution.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series in ecology and history.
Responsibility: Peter Thorsheim.
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