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The sanitary city : environmental services in urban America from colonial times to the present

Author: Martin V Melosi
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : The University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2008.
Series: History of the urban environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Abridged edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin V Melosi
ISBN: 9780822959830 0822959836
OCLC Number: 180989650
Description: xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The age of miasmas : from colonial times to 1880 --
1. Sanitation practices in pre-Chadwickian America --
2. Bringing the serpent's tail into the serpent's mouth : Edwin Chadwick and the sanitary idea" in England --
3. The "sanitary idea" crosses the Atlantic --
4. Pure and plentiful : from protosystems to modern waterworks, 1830-1880 --
5. Subterranean networks : wastewater systems as works in progress, 1830-1880 --
pt. II . The bacteriological revolution, 1880-1945 --
6. On the cusp of the new public health : bacteriology, environmental sanitation, and the quest for permanence, 1880-1920 --
7. Water supply as a municipal enterprise, 1880-1920 --
8. Battles at both ends of the pipe : sewerage systems and the new health paradigm, 1880-1920 --
9. The third pillar of sanitary services : the rise of public refuse management, 1880-1920 --
10. The Great Depression, World War II, and public works, 1920-1945 --
11. Water supply as a national issue : the federal government, expansion of service, and the threat of pollution, 1920-1945 --
12. Sewerage, treatment, and the "broadening viewpoint," 1920-1945 --
13. The "orphan child of sanitary engineering" : refuse collection and disposal, 1920-1945 --
pt. III . The new ecology, 1945-2000s --
14. The challenge of suburban sprawl and the "urban crisis" in the age of ecology, 1945-1970 --
15. A time of unease : the "water crisis" in an effluent society, 1945-1970 --
16. Beyond their limits : decaying sewers, overflows, and foaming plants, 1945-1970 --
17. Solid waste as "third pollution," 1945-1970 --
18. From Earth Day to infrastructure crisis : forces shaping the new sanitary city --
19. Beyond broken pipes and tired treatment plants : water supply, wastewater, and pollution since 1970 --
20. Out of state, out of mind : the garbage crisis in America --
Epilogue.
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Responsibility: Martin V. Melosi.
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