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The Big Smoke: A History of Air Pollution in London Since Medieval Times

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Series: Routledge Revivals

By: Peter Brimblecombe (Author)

Routledge

Paperback | Dec 1989 | #6339 | ISBN: 0415030013
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Hardback | Dec 1989 | #10022 | ISBN: 0416900801
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About this book

A fascinating insight into the development of air pollution controls against a changing social and economic background.

"[...] a lively work of history that has much to say to contemporary cities with smog problems."
- Los Angeles Times Book Review


Contents

List of figures and sources
List of Tables
Acknowledgements

1. History and Early Air Pollution
2. The Rise of Coal
3. Evelyn and his Circle
4. The Effect of Air Pollution in Coal Burning London
5. Smoke Abatement
6. Smoke and the London Fog
7. Monitoring the Changes in Atmospheric Composition
8. The Great Smog and After

Annotated Bibliography
Index


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