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

Out of Print
By: Peter Brimblecombe(Author)
208 pages
Publisher: Routledge
The Big Smoke
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  • The Big Smoke ISBN: 9780415030014 Paperback Dec 1989 Out of Print #6339
  • The Big Smoke ISBN: 9780416900804 Hardback Dec 1989 Out of Print #10022
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About this book

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


List of figures and sources
List of Tables

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

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Out of Print
By: Peter Brimblecombe(Author)
208 pages
Publisher: Routledge
Media reviews

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

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