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Dirty old London : the Victorian fight against filth

Author: Lee Jackson
Publisher: New Haven [u.a.] Yale Univ. Press 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Victorian London, filth was everywhere : horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with 'night soil', graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Jackson
ISBN: 9780300192056 0300192053 9780300216110 0300216114
OCLC Number: 1011407036
Notes: Hier auch später erschienene, unveränderte Nachdrucke.
Description: 293 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lee Jackson.

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In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, and graveyards teemed with rotting corpses. The author guides us through the  Read more...

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"This is a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel."-Paula Byrne, The Times"Lee Jackson stops to have a good poke around - and consider in fascinating, Read more...

 
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