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An Environmental History of Britain: Since the Industrial Revolution


By: BW Clapp

268 pages, B/w photos, tabs, maps

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Jun 1994 | #32127 | ISBN: 0582226260
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Hardback | Jun 1994 | #32128 | ISBN: 0582226279
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This pioneering survey examines the effects upon the environment, done by, and since, the Industrial Revolution; how far our predecessors were aware of it, the steps they took and the gradual development of a wider concern for environmental issues.

'Clearly written, and innocent of scientific jargon, both natural and social, it will provide a good basic text not only for students of history, but also for those of geography, ecology, planning, and (one would like to hope) business studies.' Business Studies


List of Abbreviations. List of Illustrations. Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Introduction. Part One: Pollution and amenity. 2. The age of smoke and smells. 3. From smoke abatement to global warming. 4. Water resources under strain. 5. Land loss and reclamation. 6. Towards a green and pleasant land. Part two: The Prodigal Economy - and its reform? 7. Energy. 8. Metals and minerals. 9. Any old iron? 10. By products. 11. Conclusion: economic growth and the environment. Index.

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