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Author Melosi, Martin V., 1947- author.

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

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008.
©2008

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Edition Abridged edition.
Description 1 online resource (369 pages) : illustrations.
Series History of the Urban Environment
History of the urban environment.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-342) and index.
Contents pt. I. The age of miasmas : from colonial times to 1880 -- 1. Sanitation practices in pre-Chadwickian America -- 2. Bringing the serpent's tail into the serpent's mouth : Edwin Chadwick and the sanitary idea" in England -- 3. The "sanitary idea" crosses the Atlantic -- 4. Pure and plentiful : from protosystems to modern waterworks, 1830-1880 -- 5. Subterranean networks : wastewater systems as works in progress, 1830-1880 -- pt. II . The bacteriological revolution, 1880-1945 -- 6. On the cusp of the new public health : bacteriology, environmental sanitation, and the quest for permanence, 1880-1920 -- 7. Water supply as a municipal enterprise, 1880-1920 -- 8. Battles at both ends of the pipe : sewerage systems and the new health paradigm, 1880-1920 -- 9. The third pillar of sanitary services : the rise of public refuse management, 1880-1920 -- 10. The Great Depression, World War II, and public works, 1920-1945 -- 11. Water supply as a national issue : the federal government, expansion of service, and the threat of pollution, 1920-1945 -- 12. Sewerage, treatment, and the "broadening viewpoint," 1920-1945 -- 13. The "orphan child of sanitary engineering" : refuse collection and disposal, 1920-1945 -- pt. III . The new ecology, 1945-2000s -- 14. The challenge of suburban sprawl and the "urban crisis" in the age of ecology, 1945-1970 -- 15. A time of unease : the "water crisis" in an effluent society, 1945-1970 -- 16. Beyond their limits : decaying sewers, overflows, and foaming plants, 1945-1970 -- 17. Solid waste as "third pollution," 1945-1970 -- 18. From Earth Day to infrastructure crisis : forces shaping the new sanitary city -- 19. Beyond broken pipes and tired treatment plants : water supply, wastewater, and pollution since 1970 -- 20. Out of state, out of mind : the garbage crisis in America -- Epilogue.
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Subject Refuse and refuse disposal -- United States -- History.
Sanitary engineering -- United States -- History.
Municipal water supply -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Melosi, Martin V., 1947- Sanitary city. Abridged ed. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2008 9780822959830 (DLC) 2007046149 (OCoLC)180989650
ISBN 9780822973379 (electronic bk.)
0822973375 (electronic bk.)
9780822959830
0822959836 (pbk. : alk. paper)