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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-146402

Description

xii, 578 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Municipal water supply History.
Sanitary engineering History.
Refuse and refuse disposal History.
Municipal services History.
Sanitary Engineering history
Water Supply history
Refuse Disposal history
Abastecimiento de agua municipal Historia.
Basuras y aprovechamiento de basuras Historia.
Servicios municipales Historia.
ESGOTOS SANITâARIOS.
INFRAESTRUTURA URBANA.
Steden.
Nutsbedrijven.
Gemeentebedrijven.

Originator

Melosi, Martin V., 1947-

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.

Publication

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Series

Creating the North American landscape

Description

xii, 578 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-562) and index.

ISBN

0801861527 (alk. paper)
9780801861529 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks TD223.M45 2000

Places

United States
United States.
Estados Unidos