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Inventing Pollution

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Britain's supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal. This coal not only powered steam engines in factories, ships, and railway locomotives but also warmed homes and cooked food. As coal consumption skyrocketed, the air in Britain's cities and towns became filled with ever-greater and denser clouds of smoke. In this far-reaching study, Peter Thorsheim explains that, for much of the nineteenth century, few people in Britain even considered coal smoke to be pollution. Inventing Pollution examines the radically new understanding of pollution that emerged in the late nineteenth century, one that centered not on organic decay but on coal combustion.

The paperback book is in good condition. Slight bump to the top corner and highlighting in the book but the spine is tight.

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Author(s):
Peter Thorsheim
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0821416812
ISBN-13:
9780821416815
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Title:
Stock Image Inventing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Culture in Britain Since 1800

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Britain's supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal. This coal not only powered steam engines in factories, ships, and railway locomotives but also warmed homes and cooked food. As coal consumption skyrocketed, the air in Britain's cities and towns became filled with ever-greater and denser clouds of smoke. In this far-reaching study, Peter Thorsheim explains that, for much of the nineteenth century, few people in Britain even considered coal smoke to be pollution. Inventing Pollution examines the radically new understanding of pollution that emerged in the late nineteenth century, one that centered not on organic decay but on coal combustion.

The paperback book is in good condition. Slight bump to the top corner and highlighting in the book but the spine is tight.

Author(s):
Peter Thorsheim
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0821416812
ISBN-13:
9780821416815
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Title:
Stock Image Inventing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Culture in Britain Since 1800

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