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The great stink of London

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This book is in very good condition, the price has been cut off the dust jacket otherwise all pages, cover and dust jacket are clean and intact.

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage from over two million Londoners was carried to and fro by the tides. "The Times" called the crisis "The Great Stink". Parliament had to act - drastic measures were required to clean the Thames and to improve London's primitive system of sanitation. The engineer entrusted by Parliament with this enormous task was Sir Joseph Bazalgette, and this book is an account of his life and work.;The author traces Bazalgette's origins in revolutionary France, the confusing sanitation system that he inherited from medieval and Tudor times and his battle with politicians, bureaucrats and huge engineering problems to transform the face and health of the world's largest city.

Item details

Author(s):
Halliday, Stephen
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 18 x 2 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0750919752
ISBN-13:
9780750919753
Number of pages:
210
Publisher:
Sutton (1999)
Title:
The great stink of London

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This book is in very good condition, the price has been cut off the dust jacket otherwise all pages, cover and dust jacket are clean and intact.

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage from over two million Londoners was carried to and fro by the tides. "The Times" called the crisis "The Great Stink". Parliament had to act - drastic measures were required to clean the Thames and to improve London's primitive system of sanitation. The engineer entrusted by Parliament with this enormous task was Sir Joseph Bazalgette, and this book is an account of his life and work.;The author traces Bazalgette's origins in revolutionary France, the confusing sanitation system that he inherited from medieval and Tudor times and his battle with politicians, bureaucrats and huge engineering problems to transform the face and health of the world's largest city.

Author(s):
Halliday, Stephen
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 18 x 2 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0750919752
ISBN-13:
9780750919753
Number of pages:
210
Publisher:
Sutton (1999)
Title:
The great stink of London

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