9780822959830-0822959836-The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ)

The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ)

ISBN-13: 9780822959830
ISBN-10: 0822959836
Edition: Abridged
Author: Melosi, Martin V.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822959830
ISBN-10: 0822959836
Edition: Abridged
Author: Melosi, Martin V.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Melosi, Martin V. wrote The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ) comprising 400 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822959836 and 9780822959830. Since then The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Immersed in their on-demand, highly consumptive, and disposable lifestyles, most urban Americans take for granted the technologies that provide them with potable water, remove their trash, and process their wastewater. These vital services, however, are the byproduct of many decades of development by engineers, sanitarians, and civic planners.

In The Sanitary City, Martin V. Melosi assembles a comprehensive, thoroughly researched and referenced history of sanitary services in urban America. He examines the evolution of water supply, sewage systems, and solid waste disposal during three distinct eras: The Age of Miasmas (pre-1880); The Bacteriological Revolution (1880-1945); and The New Ecology (1945 to present-day).

Originally published in 2000, this abridged edition includes updated text and bibliographic materials. The Sanitary City is an essential resource for those interested in environmental history, environmental engineering, science and technology, urban studies, and public health.

Winner of:
George Perkins Marsh Prize from the American Society for Environmental History Urban History Association Prize for the best book in North American Urban History
Abel Wolman Prize from the Public Works Historical Society
Sidney Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History of Technology

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