Effluent America

Cities, Industry, Energy, and the Environment

As a collection of essays that span more than two decades, the work helps identify the range of environmental issues in areas of urban and industrial life. . . . In bringing this well-documented, insightful material together with new introductory essays, Melosi has performed a true service to the study of the urban environment.
Robert Gottlieb, Occidental College

Garbage, wastewater, hazardous waste: these are the lenses through which Melosi views nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. In broad overviews and specific case studies, Melosi treats the relationship between industrial expansion and urban growth from an ecological perspective.

344 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

July, 2001

isbn : 9780822957669

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Martin V. Melosi

Martin V. Melosi is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and founding director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. Melosi received the Distinguished Research Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), and the Esther Farfel Award from the University of Houston. He has served as president of the ASEH, the National Council on Public History, the Public Works Historical Society, and the Urban History Association. Melosi has written or edited nineteen books, including the award-winning The Sanitary City, and most recently, Atomic Age America.

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