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Tarr, Joel A. (Joel Arthur) 1934-

Works: 55 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 5,108 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Art  Conference proceedings  Pictorial works  Music 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: TD180, 363.700973
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Publications about Joel A Tarr
Publications by Joel A Tarr
Most widely held works about Joel A Tarr
Most widely held works by Joel A Tarr
The search for the ultimate sink urban pollution in historical perspective by Joel A Tarr( file )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
Whether it comes by air, by land, or by water, pollution has long plagued the American city. And for just as long, the question of how to deal with urban wastes has taxed the minds of scientists, engineers, and public officials - and the pocketbooks of ordinary citizens. For more than twenty years, Joel A. Tarr has written about the issues of urban pollution. In this collection of his essays, Professor Tarr surveys what technology has done to, and for, the environment of the American city since 1850. In studies ranging from the horse to the railroad, from infrastructure development to industrial and domestic pollution, from the Hudson River to the smokestacks of Pittsburgh, his constant theme is the tension between the production of wastes and the attempts to dispose of them or control them with minimal costs. The Search for the Ultimate Sink: Urban Pollution in Historical Perspective stands alone in its scholarly depth and scope. These essays explore not only the technical solutions to waste disposal, but also the policy issues involved in the trade-offs among public health, environmental quality, and the difficulties and costs of pollution control, and all this against the broader background of changes in civic and professional values. Any reader concerned with the interactive history of technology, the environment, and the American city will find in The Search for the Ultimate Sink an informative and compelling account of pollution problems from the past and a serious guide to urban policies for the future
The horse in the city living machines in the nineteenth century by Clay McShane( file )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
A study in boss politics: William Lorimer of Chicago by Joel A Tarr( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 libraries worldwide
Explorations in environmental history essays by Samuel P Hays( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Technology and the rise of the networked city in Europe and America ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Devastation and renewal : an environmental history of Pittsburgh and its region ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
"Today, the steel industry that defined Pittsburgh for over a century is virtually gone. The sky is blue, fish swim in the rivers, and the hillsides are green and lush. The people enjoy access to many large public parks and trails." "In Devastation and Renewal, environmental scholars examine Pittsburgh's process of reclamation, as well as how power was used to cause change or prevent it, and who benefited from environmental initiatives and why. The authors assert that there is still a long road ahead for reclamation and conservation. If a lesson may be taken from history, it is that changes will come along circuitous routes as they have before, often springing from self-interest, and obstructed by battles among competing, civic groups, regional and national government agencies, individuals, and corporations."--Jacket
Born of fire : the valley of work : industrial scenes of Southwestern Pennsylvania by Barbara L Jones( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"This is the first book on the Westmoreland Museum of American Art's extensive collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs of the Big Steel Era in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. These images express the immense energy, power, wonder and force of the vast industrial complex that took shape in the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth-century, a time when Pittsburgh became the nation's foremost center of iron making and mass produced steel."--BOOK JACKET
Retrospective technology assessment--1976 by Conference on Retrospective Technology Assessment( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Ownership and financing of infrasctructure : historical perspectives by Charles David Jacobson( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Transportation innovation and changing spatial patterns in Pittsburgh, 1850-1934 by Joel A Tarr( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Infrastructure and urban growth in the nineteenth century ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Patterns in city growth by Joel A Tarr( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Pittsburgh-Sheffield sister cities : proceedings of the Pittsburgh-Sheffield Symposium on Industrial Cities, Pittsburgh, Pa., November 1981 by Pittsburgh-Sheffield Symposium on Industrial Cities( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Coal, smoke, and death bituminous coal and American home heating by Alan Barreca( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Air pollution was severe in many urban areas of the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, in part due to the burning of bituminous coal for heat. We estimate the effects of this bituminous coal consumption on mortality rates in the U.S. during the mid 20th century. Coal consumption varied considerably during the 20th century due to coal-labor strikes, wartime oil and gas restrictions, and the expansion of gas pipelines, among other reasons. To mitigate the influence of confounding factors, we use a triple-differences identification strategy that relies on variation in coal consumption at the state-year-season level. It exploits the fact that coal consumption for heating was highest in the winter and uses within-state changes in mortality in non-winter months as an additional control group. Our estimates suggest that reductions in the use of bituminous coal for heating between 1945 and 1960 decreased winter all-age mortality by 1.25 percent and winter infant mortality by 3.27 percent, saving 1,923 all age lives per winter month and 310 infant lives per winter month. Our estimates are likely to be a lower bound, since they primarily capture short-run relationships between coal and mortality
Transportation innovation and changing spatial patterns: Pittsburgh, 1850-1910 by Joel A Tarr( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Retrospective assessment of wastewater technology in the United States: 1800-1972 by Joel A Tarr( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Born of fire : how Pittsburgh built a nation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Examines the crucial role played by Pittsburgh steelworkers in U.S. history, focusing on the Homestead strike of 1892. Features art from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and the songs of the NewLanders
The city and technology ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
William Lorimer of Illinois; a study of boss politics by Joel A Tarr( Book )
2 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
[Rezension von:] McKay, John P.: Tramways and Trolleys : the rise of urban mass transport in Europe. - Princeton Univ. Press, 1976 by Joel A Tarr( Article )
1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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