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The sanitary city : urban infrastructure in America from colonial times to the present / Martin V. Melosi.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Melosi, Martin V., 1947-
Publication
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher Series
Creating the North American landscape
Contents
Part I. The age of miasmas: From colonial times to 1880. Sanitation practices in Pre-Chadwickian America ; Bringing the serpent's tail into the serpent's mouth ; The "sanitary idea" crosses the Atlantic ; Pure and plentiful ; Subterranean networks. -- Part II. The bacteriological revolution: 1880-1945. On the cusp of the new public health ; Water supply as a municipal enterprise, 1880-1920 ; Battles at both ends of the pipe ; The third pillar of sanitary services ; The Great Depression, World War II, and public works, 1920-1945 ; Water supply as national issue ; Sewerage, treatment, and the "broadening viewpoint" ; The "orphan child" of sanitary engineering. -- Part III. The new ecology: 1945-2000. The challenge of suburban sprawl and the "urban crisis in the age of ecology", 1945-1970 ; A time of unease ; Beyond their limits ; Solid waste as "third pollution", 1945-1970 ; From Earth Day to infrastructure crisis ; Beyond broken pipes and tired treatment plants ; Out of state, out of mind.
Date
c2000.
Description
xii, 578 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-562) and index.
ISBN
0801861527 (alk. paper)
9780801861529 (alk. paper)
GUSN
146402
Call Number
Stacks TD223.M45 2000
Descriptive terms
Abastecimiento de agua municipal Historia.
Basuras y aprovechamiento de basuras Historia.
ESGOTOS SANITâARIOS.
Gemeentebedrijven.
INFRAESTRUTURA URBANA.
Municipal services History.
Municipal water supply History.
Nutsbedrijven.
Refuse Disposal history
Refuse and refuse disposal History.
Sanitary Engineering history
Sanitary engineering History.
Servicios municipales Historia.
Steden.
Water Supply history
Places
Estados Unidos
United States
United States.

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