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Nature's entrepôt : Philadelphia's urban sphere and its environmental thresholds

Author: Brian Black; Michael J Chiarappa
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2012.
Series: History of the urban environment.
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Philadelphia is one of the nation s first major cities and an international seaport." Nature's Entrepot "views the planning, expansion, and sustainability of the urban environment of Philadelphia  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Black; Michael J Chiarappa
ISBN: 9780822944171 0822944170
OCLC Number: 794361949
Description: vi, 367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Brian C. Black --
Ideal and reality in the early city --
William Penn's Philadelphia : the land and the plan / Craig Zabel --
"Pro bono publico" : ecology, history, and the creation of Philadelphia's fairmount park system / Elizabeth Milroy --
The rise and fall of yellow fever in Philadelphia, 1793-1805 / Thomas Apel --
Locating patterns of industry and commerce in the expanding city --
Bone boilers : nineteenth-century green businessmen? / Donna J. Rilling --
"Publick service" versus "mans properties" : dock creek and the origin of urban technology in eighteenth-century Philadelphia / Michal McMahon --
Industrial suburbs : environmental liabilities or assets? / Carolyn T. Adams --
Landscape transformation in the growing city --
The grid versus nature : the history and legacy of topographical change in Philadelphia / Adam Levine --
Fed by the adjoining waters : the Delaware estuary's marine resources and the shaping of Philadelphia's metropolitan orbit / Michael J. Chiarappa --
Metropolitan Philadelphia : sprawl, shrinkage, and sustainability / Robert J. Mason --
Confronting the ecologies of the modern city --
Restoring Mill creek : landscape, literacy, environmental history, and city planning and design / Anne Whiston Spirn --
Saving ourselves by acting locally : the historical progression of grassroots environmental justice activism in the Philadelphia area, 1981-2001 / Diane Sicotte --
Planning the food secure city : Philadelphia's agriculture, retrospect and prospect / Domenic Vitiello --
Wolves in the Wissahickon : deer, humans, and the problem of ecology in an urban park / Ann N. Greene --
Contributors --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Responsibility: edited by Brian C. Black and Michael J. Chiarappa.

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In evaluating the adaptability of an environmental ethos forged early in the nation s history, "Nature s Entrepot" reveals a complex and often troubled course of development in America s first city. Read more...

 
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